Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Forgotten Truths

Georgia O'Keefe.  To me, she is not only an icon in the art community, she is an eternal spirit.  She's often referred to as the greatest American woman artist, but there again, to me, she represented so much more.  More than the art.  More than her public persona.  She was complex. Interesting. And unequalled in what she removed from the easel.

I've read everything I can get my hands on about this private human being.  It really wasn't until later in her life that she began to clarify much that had been written or said about her.  I look to those interviews as the ones most telling and accurate.

In honor of Miss O'Keefe, today I simply wanted to somehow lift her name.  Remember her forgotten truths.  If you listen closely to some of the profound "pearls" she left us with, you will hear the voice of Heaven.  As as artist.  As a person.  Miss O'Keefe led the life destined by God.  She closed her mind and her heart to all the public hear-say and scrutiny.  She gave us what God intended and left the rest to rust and turn to dust on its own.  Thank you Miss O'Keefe.


Rebecca said...

I love Miss O'Keefe's artwork. Even more so, her life's story.

I can't help but wonder sometimes just what we'd all become if we had the courage to live out our calling. To be only who we are meant to be, nothing more.

Thanks for the inspiration.

I just love your heart and your vision.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Now this is an artist I have heard of. I love how you offered this tribute to her.

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Terri, that is such a beautiful tribute you have written for Georgia O'Keefe. She was truly an amazing woman... and, so are you. They say we only see in others what we have in ourselves. You are able to see so much more than a fine artist... =) Hugs and blessings to you~ tanna

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

PS I loved the Stand By Me video, too!! Just gives me chills and makes my heart full to bursting!!

sissie said...

An amazing woman!
You have written a wonderful tribute.


Dawn said...

Simply, A great post.