Holding Eliot Porter's Rock, Abiquiu, 1966
Ghost Ranch, 1966
Holding a book by Leonard Baskin, bedroom, Abiquiu, 1966
Most of us have seen the beautiful photographs that Alfred Stieglitz took of Georgia in the early part of the 20th century. I thought it would be fun to show those same lovely hands at an older age. These photos were taken in 1966 as part of a Life Magazine story by John Loengard.
I especially like the ones with the bones... she collected a lot of bones from the desert to take back to New York and paint. She said she wanted to to somehow take a little bit of New Mexico with her (she spent her summers painting there during the 1930s and 40's). Georgia O'Keeffe said they never represented death to her - on the contrary, they were very lively. She loved the shapes of the bones, especially in relation to the sky.
**photos taken from the book, Image and Imagination: Georgia O'Keeffe by John Loengard - 1994.