The motif of the Black Bird returned four years later, in the same colors, but simplified, abstract.
O’Keeffe has taken a geometrical approach to where the black bird is simplified and emphasized into a straight, black ‘V’.
It is almost reminiscent of some of Stieglitz’s earlier photographies of a section of Georgia’s “bikini area”!
O’Keeffe: Black Bird series, 1950
You could almost get the idea that they were still communicating with each other, four years after his death.
Perhaps he was, in a dreamlike kind of way, still in the picture…