Inspired

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Screenshot from Tate Modern

Inspired by Exhibition – at the Tate Modern

My name is Georgia, and I am in the desert at dawn. I love this place, the silence, the smell of the desert sand and the wind in my hair. I am alone here. The distant hills not yet touched by the sun are dark and brooding. The sky is cerulean, fading to rose. It is still cold, but soon it will be too hot to walk here, so I must hurry to find what I am looking for – bones – bleached white by the sun. I have just found a little skull with antlers, and I will paint it against this dawn sky. I paint to show you beauty in unexpected places.

The dawn light is giving way to an azure sky as hard as the bones I have just found with holes in them. I will paint them against the fierce sky to make fine abstracts.

The sun is beginning to burn my face, the wind has gone, and I must leave this wild place, but I will be back.

My name is Georgia. Georgia O’Keeffe, remember me.

Sylvia Stevens

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