Photography: Visual Diaries
Sometimes you find inspiration in things you see, hear, taste – and sometimes in childhood memories. I can vividly remember my grade school art teacher introducing us to the art of Georgia O’Keeffe. About the struggles she experienced until introduced to creating works of art based on personal style, design, and interpretation of subjects, rather than trying to copy or represent them.
I remember our art teacher showing us the older Red Canna paintings by O’Keeffe, being very detailed and depicting, until she gathered all her strength and drew the first extreme close-up.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s choice of brilliant colours and no references to atmospheric effects or realistic details must have made an impression on me as a little girl, as I more and more often find myself experimenting only with colour, light, darkness and shapes