This and That: Lisa Alvarado and Georgia O’Keeffe

by Courtney Thomas September 4, 2023

“This and That” is an occasional series of paired observations. See past “This and That” posts here. – Ed.

Today: Abstracted yellow rivers

A rendering of a flag.

Lisa Alvarado, “Thalweg Flag” (rendering), 2020, commissioned by Ballroom Marfa.

An abstract artwork in red, orange, and earth tones.

Georgia O’Keeffe, “Tan, Orange, Yellow, Lavender,” 1959-1960, oil on canvas, 36 x 30 inches. Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe), Gift of The Burnett Foundation and The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation. © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum.



No matter how original, innovative or crazy your idea, someone else is also working on that idea. Furthermore, they are using notation very similar to yours. – Bruce J. MacLennan

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