Our current affairs editor, Lem Stuart, recently posted photos and information about some of the candy corn festivals we have attended this fall, and as I looked through all of the photographs from our trips, two in particular reminded me of works by Charles Sheeler and Georgia O'Keeffe.
First, on a trip to the Candy Corn Festival in Stanardsville, Va, many of us took a side trip to the Shenandoah National Park. While there, we trekked to an overlook at Powell Gap, and we saw this view of Skyline Drive:
The view reminded me of the view Georgia O'Keeffe had outside her kitchen window at her home in Albiquiu, New Mexico -- a view she painted many times.
Below: Georgia O'Keeffe's view from her home -- and three of her paintings of that very stretch of road.
For information on Georgia O'Keeffe's many connections to the poetry of Emmett Lee Dickinson, click HERE.
The second photograph that struck me was this one of a vacant building in Elkton, Virginia:
The angles and colors of the building and the sky reminded me of this painting by artist Charles Sheeler:
Sheeler attended the Emmett Lee Dickinson School for Boys in Philadelphia as a youth, and he became a great fan of Dickinson's poetry. One of his most well-known paintings is of the Dickinson Candy Corn Factory in Washerst, PA :