A "Ghost Ranch".
--name of Georgia O'Keeffe's homestead
Appropriate--she herds together from the desert floor cattle spine with ribs scattered from the head and then carts the bones away to where, in her studio, they're resurrected (e.g., cow skull with petunias; view of New Mexico sky, through pelvis, overhead). People were difficult, not art--she preferred the arroyo and desert, silence instead of empty cocktail chatter; appropriate-- but then she disavowed the woman in Stieglitz's erotica decades earlier--they weren't really her; that woman was dead-- appropriate.
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|Publication:||The Carolina Quarterly|
|Date:||Sep 22, 2018|
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