To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage

To create one's world in any of the arts takes courage

- Georgia O'Keeffe

 Radiator Building - Georgia O'Keefe

Radiator Building - Georgia O'Keefe


I was a freshman in college when I first heard "It's of My Nature" onScarub's album Fact of the MatterScarub's telling of the fable, the Fox and the Scorpion, caught my attention and brought a distinct, surreal picture to my mind... it was only a matter of time before the image would end up on canvas...10 years later.

The scorpion and the fox

My attempts to write about my art end up reading like a college thesis statement... and there is no reason to subject anyone to that style of writing. But I do feel like my art needs a little explanation. I will follow up on this when I finish the collection that I am working on. So far the only piece that I have completed is the Fox and the Scorpion.

My newest body of work reflects my current interests in urban style and culture but for the most part, my subject matter is largely organic. Georgia O'Keeffe has long been an inspiration of mine. Her suggestive still lives intrigue me, but it's the work that she did when she was my age, in NYC before she moved to the desert, that relates to the art that I am creating now. In the past, I looked for subject matter at the botanical garden or the green belt in Austin. Now, I pay attention to the words scribbled along the South 1st Street bridge.

I included Georgia O'Keeffe's art in this post because she is a major inspiration of mine. She was a beautiful artist who made a catastrophic impact in an artistic world that was ruled by men and she paved the way for women to feel confident producing important art alongside them.

 Yellow Jackets and Pearls

Yellow Jackets and Pearls

 Jenny's Bird

Jenny's Bird

 Sunspots on the Shelton - study

Sunspots on the Shelton - study

 Sunspots on the Shelton - Georgia O'Keefe

Sunspots on the Shelton - Georgia O'Keefe

 Red Canna - Georgia O'Keefe   Image courtesy of     http://images.art.com/images/-/Georgia-o-keefe/red-canna-b10048111.jpeg

Red Canna - Georgia O'Keefe 
Image courtesy of http://images.art.com/images/-/Georgia-o-keefe/red-canna-b10048111.jpeg

   Georgia O'Keefe Image courtesy of      http://www.tfaoi.com/cm/3cm/3cm423.jpg

Georgia O'Keefe Image courtesy of http://www.tfaoi.com/cm/3cm/3cm423.jpg

Meg Hulse