The Georgia O’Keeffe-International Women’s Day

The Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) will be opening the “O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism” exhibition on the 11th of March. O’Keeffe is best known for her love of flowers and the New Mexico landscape. Both her “Flower of Life II” and “Petunias” paintings are emblematic of her unique take on colour and form. A still-life for the 20th century. It was with this in mind that I decided to use her work as inspiration for my arrangement this week.


Veronicas, dahlias, lisisanthus and ivy berries, the last of the summer harvest, featured in this deep green vase. The purple hues were chosen with “petunia” in mind. This particular arrangement fell into place very much on its own. Sometimes some things are just meant to be.


In keeping with the spirit of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, I will be posting on instagram different flowers or arrangements inspired by women who have changed the world through their work. I have put together, as an introduction the “Georgia O’Keeffe.” Hope you like it.


Until then, happy flower arranging.

P.S. The first two pictures were taken with a proper camera. I took the last picture with an old phone. The difference is incredible but as I want to document my journey through this new world of flowers, I decided that it was better to keep the not so good picture. It will serve me as a reminder of where I have been and where I am headed. Thank you, for coming along.

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