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Georgia O'Keeffe Oil Pastel Projects and Lesson Plans

February 2007

Elementary Education students' work inspired by the O'Keeffe vision

Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time - and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.
If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it - I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.
...Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower - and I don't.

- Georgia O'Keeffe

For more on the life and works of Georgia O'Keeffe visit http://www.okeeffemuseum.org/home.aspx

Student Arts Integrated Lesson Plans

Jessica Croll

Don Shinton


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