Photograph, printed on archival acid free, heavy paper. 2022.
Location: Española, NM
“I was alone and singularly free, working into my own, unknown—no one to satisfy but myself. I began with charcoal and paper and decided not to use any color until it was impossible to do what I wanted to do in black and white. I believe it was June before I needed blue.” —Georgia O’Keeffe
I have always loved the village of Española, north of Santa Fe. The density of the blue sky when I shot this image took my breath away. I first stayed there in the mid 70s as a young artist with my father, Isa. I remember Isa pointing and saying, “Just over the hill is Abiquiu, the studio and home of Georgia O’Keeffe. In the 50s we worked with her at N. W. Ayer & Son in Philadelphia on the Dole Pineapple campaign.”
• 24" (60.96cm) height
• 30" (76.2cm) width
• Available in editions of 5