Artwork Title: Abstraction

Abstraction, 1916

Georgia O'Keeffe

Cast 1979-80. O’Keeffe made this sculpture the year she lost her mother. Its arching shape could be a figure in mourning—she suggested it was like a nun bowing her head. It also evokes the form of a growing plant pushing up through the earth, its leaves not yet unfurled. This is the ambiguity of her early style, where her references are not fixed but continually shift from the human to the plant world. (
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