GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

I came across Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887 – 1986) paintings years ago, when I was probably just a tween; and for some reason, at the time, I did not really notice the connection between her floral paintings and female reproductive parts. I have always been a bit innocent, a bit of a late bloomer, and innocence and youth can often blind us to the shock of sex. I suppose I was fairly blind. Continue reading GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

THE INCREDIBLE DAGUERREOTYPE

I went to school for photography and learned about daguerreotypes during this time of massive and monumentally beautiful creative explosion. Daguerreotypes were one of those things that, like photography itself, just got under my skin (in a good way), and took over, forever more, holding me captive in a prison of passionate and agonizing inspiration. … Continue reading THE INCREDIBLE DAGUERREOTYPE

ART TALK: RONALD FISCHER, BEEKEEPER

Image: Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper, by Richard Avedon, 1981 This image is very near and dear to my heart. First of all, I went to school for photography, so I am partial to all things photo-related (or, I should say MOST things—there is some photography I just can’t stand). However, I never really enjoyed studio photography. … Continue reading ART TALK: RONALD FISCHER, BEEKEEPER