Skulls and Bones

One of my favorite things at Georgia O'Keefe's house was the large set of caribou antlers on her patio, situated above a big greenish blue ceramic bowl.  I used to find animal skulls haunting, weird even - not something I would consider having in my home. But seeing the delicate balance of O'Keefe's love of nature in her modern adobe home was really inspiring.  One of my favorite series of her pieces - the skull paintings - continue to intrigue me, the way she captures the soft fluid light on the sun bleached bones is so beautiful.  Here are a few of my favorites.