So true, recently I took a pic of a small web in some bushes that had collected raindrops and when I looked at the pic on my monitor I saw a little spider was hiding behind it. lol, well, it was pretty exciting at the time
I would definitely consider O'Keefe an abstract artist, at least for those works for which she is best known. She was a pioneer in finding the alien in the familiar, a thread I like to think I've picked up in my work as well (and which I think you've done in this piece).
You know... I think she was the first to relate the reproductive natures of flowers to that of a woman, and to do so in a loud, yet gracefully unashamed way. It's really hard for me to look at the details of flowers, particularly tropical flowers, without thinking about the female body, my own for instance, in the nicest possible way
Yup! It's hard for me to look at flowers and not think of the human reproductive systems in general - she very much brought out the feminine side of that equation very nicely. Perhaps Mapplethorpe did some for the masculine side with his lily series.
I forgot about that guy... I know I've seen his work somewhere along the line. I also got the impression the O'Keefe was gay, but I'd have to double-check that. Gay women have done a lot towards emancipating the dark horrors of female sexuality through art, but I'm not sure about O'Keefe.