Mule's Skull with Pink Poinsettias, 1937, oil on canvas, 40" x 30"
So I brought home the bleached bones as my symbol of the desert. To me they are as beautiful as anything I know. To me they are strangely more living than the animals walking around hair, eyes and all their tails switching. The bones seem to cut sharply to the center of something that is keenly alive on the desert even tho' it is vast and empty and untouchable and knows no kindness with all its beauty.
Georgia, "About Myself," catalog statement, 1939