Thursday, June 28, 2007

O'Keefe's hands

I hope I'm not infringing on copywrite but I wanted to share something beautiful. I've come across this photo of Georgia O'Keefe's hands photographed by husband Edward Streichen before. I am awed by both the grace of her hands and the beautiful composition of the photograph. ... And also convinced that she is definitely not sewing. I cannot imagine what sort of stiching she could do in this pose. No, I'm sure the photographer posed her hands very carefully. It's quite possible neither one knew how to thread a needle -- well, they must have figured that out. To me it's an illustration of beauty for it's own sake. It exists like a poem, not at all the way real life is but capturing something awesome and true about life.

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