David’s Self-Portrait with Raven reminded me of this picture of a black bird that I carried in my mind: composite.jpg

I thought that it was a painting by Georgia O’Keeffe but I could not find it in my art books. What I found instead were these two paintings by Georgia O’Keefe:

A Black Bird with Snow-Covered Red Hills + It was Blue and Green

Have you ever unknowingly invented a picture in your mind that is based on other people’s artwork? In my mind, the artwork of others appears to attain a life of its own.

Does your mind also usurp the artwork of others and then plays with it? If yes, does it diminish as you focus more on your own art?