Georgia O Keefe Inspired Me

On Friday Dave and I did a hike in the Akaka Falls State Park on the big island of Hawaii.

 The Akaka Falls are 442 feet high, twice the height of Niagara Falls and the hike to get to them is through some colorful and lush scenery. 

On the plane earlier in the day flying from Oahu to the Big Island I had read a magazine article about Georgia O’ Keefe and the paintings she did of plants and flowers when she paid a visit to Hawaii in 1939. 

 O’Keefe was in Hawaii for almost three months and when she got back to New York she worked on her canvases of Hawaii images and opened a show in February of 1940 with twenty of them.

Inspired by the article about Georgia O’Keefe I decided on our Akaka Falls hike to take photos of  flowers and plants I saw along the way. Here are a few of them. 

Georgia O Keefe transformed my hike in Akaka Falls State Park. Motivated by her images of Hawaiian flowers and plants I decided to look for them too. I wonder how many of these lovely things I would have missed if I hadn’t been deliberately seeking them out with my O’Keefe inspired camera lens.
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One response to “Georgia O Keefe Inspired Me

  1. Wing Yan

    Another interesting article with beautiful pictures. Thanks 🙂


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