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Georgia O'Keefe's Oriental Poppies Continue to Inspire


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Start with this stunning painting by American artist Georgia O'Keefe ... Oriental Poppies. Take inspiration from the widerness terrain of Ghost Ranch not far from Santa Fe, New Mexico where she lived and worked.  Then translate its colors and shapes into the form of a dress for Second Life avatars, and it makes not only for virtual couture, but also illustrates how passion moves back and forth from the real world to the virtual, and the other way round as well.

Of the painting, the artist said it all: "Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small.  So I said to myself - I'll paint what I see - what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it. I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers." - Georgia O'Keefe, 1887-1986

A reproduction of the painting as well as the dress can be found at New York Couture in the virtual world, Second Life.


-- Ghost Ranch, New Mexico

The Georgia O'Keefe inspired outfit is available at New York Couture's outlets in Second Life, New England's Mystic Village and at the Expressions Shopping Center. 

  New York Couture


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