This image is presented as a "thumbnail" because it is protected by copyright. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts respects the rights of artists who retain the copyright to their work. Title:Pedernal -- From the Ranch #1Artist:Georgia O'Keeffe Date:1956Creation Place:North America, United StatesCredit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John CowlesImage Copyright:Â©The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New YorkAccession Number:64.43.2
O'Keeffe was particularly fond of Pedernal Peak, a prominent mesa near her home at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. "It is my private mountain," she once said, "God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it." In an unusual juxtaposition, she has framed the mountain within the opening of an abstracted bone, a common motif in her later work.