Through Her Lens

Lulu's Musings

Georgia O’Keeffe is at the top of my list of favorite artists. I like what I view as her independent spirit and appreciate her work for being, in my opinion, ahead of its time. She saw her environment with different eyes and painted it in her unique style.

During the mid 20th century, O’Keeffe became interested in photography. Her photos were mostly of her Abiquiu home and the surrounding New Mexico landscape. The result is showcased for the first time in an exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. It opened my eyes to a new way of thinking about her work.

Her goal was not to become a great photographer but rather to capture what she saw in a variety of ways. She shot the same thing over and over walking around in order to see it in different light or from a new angle. In that way…

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