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Paint on O’Keefe book

September 6, 2011

Paint swipesThere’s paint on pages 86 and 87 of the
Georgia O’Keefe book from the library.
(full disclosure: it wasn’t me)
A previous borrower was moved by the paintings of
Purple Petunia (1927) and Poppy (1927)
and Oriental Poppies (1928).
But I’m guessing the petunia was the causalist,
due to the purple pink blue dots
on the blank canvas of the page.
(both poppies instead burn with reds and oranges)
This splattering of pink purple blue splots
was swiped to the
left in an attempt to clean them off.
I like the paint dots and wipes
because they add
something
(falling stars)
to the blank space around the images
and their captions.
They transform these pages
from representations of the master’s three pieces
to
their inspiring someone else’s lively splattering of paint.
I hope Georgia would approve.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 6, 2011 10:23 am

    Now if you could only get the librarian to go along with your assessment. 😉 Fun verse!

  2. September 13, 2011 10:30 am

    Nice writing and neat subject. I totally think Georgia would be okay with it…

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