Oil on canvas, 46×61 cm (18×24 inches), 2014
I feel grateful to the few female painters who opened the way to subsequent generations. O’Keeffe is unique, her painting defies simple classification. There is a strong but never provocative sensuality in her portraits of flowers. You can recognize the female sexual resemblance or you can just see a beautiful iris if you want. I would be happy to age like her, a childish smile and sparkling eyes at almost 100.