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Ram's Head, White Hollyhock-Hills (Ram's Head and White Hollyhock, New Mexico)

I had looked out on the hills for weeks and painted them again and again—had climbed and ridden over them—so beautifully soft, so difficult. . . . I could see them—farther away—from my window in the rain. So I tried again. They seemed right with the Ram's Head. I don't remember where I picked up the head—or the hollyhock. Flowers were planted among the vegetables in the garden between the house and the hills and I probably picked the hollyhock one day as I walked past. My palntings sometimes grow by pieces from what's around.
—Georgia O'Keeffe


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