Dawn Tripp’s Georgia

“From that moment on art would become this for me – singular, indissoluble – the one thing that could rein in the chaos and fear to transmute an untenable world to some form of beauty even as that world fell away.”

Georgia O’Keeffe was introduced to me at a very young age by my mother who had a beautiful coffee table book of her paintings of flowers. I would study the flowers and then paint them and imitate her style to the best of my childish abilities. So, when I saw that Dawn Tripp released a novel that is based on the story and life of Georgia O’Keeffe, I immediately put it on my “to read” list. This book details the life of Georgia O’Keeffe and her lover Alfred Stieglitz, the famous photographer. The book is beautifully written and shows the conflict of being a strong woman artist who is constantly fighting the conflict of love versus control. I would definitely recommend this read as it reminded me of my love for O’Keeffe’s work while giving me a better understanding of the life that she was living that inspired her.