“Oh-my garden would surprise you and I think you would like it very much-it has an adobe wall around it.” – Georgia O’Keeffe, 1948
A collaboration with renowned Santa Fe photographer, Ja Soon Kim, Snapshots from O’Keeffe’s Garden, Summer Flowers, has been translated onto a luxurious scarf, exclusively for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. The vivid pinks, oranges, yellow and purples from the various cosmos, zinnias, marigolds and morning glories growing in O’Keeffe’s garden pop against the soft white background making a colorful statement piece.
Made by artisans in India, the scarf measures approximately 27.5″ wide by 78.75″ long and is comprised of a blend of 75% wool/25% silk. Features custom sewn tag with Museum branding and hang tag with printed story line.
Snapshots from O’Keeffe’s Garden captures the bounty and the beauty of O’Keeffe’s garden throughout the seasons. Each branch, leaf, petal and stem has been hand-collected and meticulously arranged into a composition, celebrating the timelessness of the changing seasons and an artist’s dedication to cultivating the land.
One of the main reasons Georgia O’Keeffe purchased her home in Abiquiú was for its gardening potential. In addition to its aesthetic benefits, the garden was the source for much of the food O’Keeffe ate. Today, over thirty years after O’Keeffe’s death, her Abiquiú garden still thrives. To honor O’Keeffe’s love of and dedication to her garden, it has become an educational site and a produce source for local food banks.
About the Artist
Ja Soon Kim is a photographer, art director, painter and certified Iyengar Yoga instructor. She was an award winning art director in Honolulu and a world traveler. Her formal education is in philosophy and fine arts. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, Ja Soon has lived all over the world, now calling Santa Fe, New Mexico home.