Her Song

Georgia O’Keeffe, c.1947-60

“The artist attempts to be removed, and yet she is laid bare. Her work embodies heart-

ache, prayer, the physics of the sun, the womb. Solitude. Unflinchingly and beautifully

cruel. Unveiling the monument’s soul, so heightened in isolation, so exposed as art.”

Patti Smith, from Lynn Davis, Monument, (1999)