New Mexico, Georgia O'Keeffe & me

I followed the Georgia O'Keeffe New Mexico trail--seeking those singular landscapes. Pink hills, black hills, variegated yellows.Mesas, buttes, canyons.

I followed the Georgia O'Keeffe New Mexico trail--seeking those singular landscapes. Pink hills, black hills, variegated yellows.Mesas, buttes, canyons.

Climbing a slot canyon in otherworldly Tent Rocks, walking the history of a pueblo and the dusty streets of Abiquiu... Contemplation at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Time and space.

Climbing a slot canyon in otherworldly Tent Rocks, walking the history of a pueblo and the dusty streets of Abiquiu... Contemplation at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Time and space.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Plaza Blanca, The White Place. O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Plaza Blanca, The White Place. O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.

O'Keeffe paints and brushes. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.

O'Keeffe paints and brushes. Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.

I did a little sketching, and took pictures, but mostly I was just trying to be there. To be, within those crazy geologic wonders. At some point I'd like to paint a New Mexico-inspired series, explore those shapes and colors, so different from the green Northeast where I live. Beyond the shapes and colors too--the history and culture, it's all intertwined.