"Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven’t time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.” Georgia O’Keeffe
Jimson Weed is one of the most celebrated works from the more than 200 flower paintings O’Keeffe created in her lifetime....
“The close-up view and cropped composition of Jimson Weed and other flower paintings reflects the influence of photography on O’Keeffe’s vision,” said Crystal Bridges Curator Mindy Besaw. “She married photographer Alfred Stieglitz the same year she began painting flowers, and photography was an active part of the couple’s life together. Her use of photographic techniques and the scale of the painting directs the viewer to ‘truly see the flower.’ Jimson Weed embodies much of O’Keeffe’s artistic strategy, and this focused exhibition offers an opportunity to delve further into those concepts.”