"Nobody sees a flower, really, it is so small. We haven't time and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time.
If I could paint the flower exactly as I see it no one would see what I see because I would paint it small like the flower is small. So I said to myself I'll paint what I see what the flower is to me but I'll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it I will make even busy New Yorkers take time to see what I see of flowers.
...Well, I made you take time to look at what I saw and when you took time to really notice my flower you hung all your own associations with flowers on my flower and you write about my flower as if I think and see what you think and see of the flower and I don't."
- Georgia O'Keeffe
Think of the flower.