We have something of an obsession with the American South West in our house. I did my Masters thesis on playwright and actor Sam Shepard* and the American West; My husband is crazy about photographer Ansel Adams who is famous for his photos from that area, and we both love Georgia O'Keefe. Our lounge pays homage to Georgia.
I love these pictures of her: Magnetic at any age.
“Georgia Totto O'Keeffe (November 15, 1887 – March 6, 1986) was an American artist. Who was a major figure in American art from the 1920s". From 1929 until her death O'Keeffe worked in New Mexico, collecting and painting bones, and painting the distinctive architectural and landscape forms of the area.
In 1943, she explained her fascination with the American Southwest, accordingly, "Such a beautiful, untouched lonely feeling place, such a fine part of what I call the 'Faraway'. It is a place I have painted before . . . even now I must do it again."]
*”Considered one of America's most influential and celebrated playwrights of the 20th century, Sam Shepard is also an accomplished actor, director, screenwriter and musician. His childhood experience of living in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father would often provide the recurrent dark themes in his writing as well as a preoccupation with the myth of the vanishing West. His writing commonly incorporated inventive language, symbolism, and non-linear storytelling while being populated with drifters, fading rock stars and others living on the edge.
[ From http://www.sam-shepard.com].