Down the Rabbit Hole…with Georgia

It’s fun to check the search engine terms on the blog stats to find out how someone found me. I have no idea what they wanted to find, but they typed in “Georgia O’Keefe snakes.” So I did a search on those terms to see what the path was to get to my blog.

I wish that person would email me. I’d love to know why they went all the way to page 4 of Google results, then to a portfolio I did, and from there to my home page and from there, how did they get to my blog?

I wish they had left me a comment after doing all that work. But then I wasn’t what they were looking for, and they were falling down the rabbit hole too fast to stop by, I reckon.

What I found was that someone thinks Georgia O’Keefe might have inspired the design of the Firefox logo –a bit of a stretch, IMNSHO. A red circle around a blue circle are very archetypal shapes, and some of them are O’Keefe-esque, but the painting cited was not a popular one that would be found on a calendar. I know. I have a number of Georgia O’Keefe books and calendars.

Apparently a lot of New Mexico sites mention both snakes of the desert and the Georgia O’Keefe museum. I was hoping that I might find an image of O’Keefe’s that would include snakes, but that might be a bit less representational than her images, which though often apparently abstract, are usually variations on shapes in nature filtered by her perception of them.

Last night I dreamed about snakes last night–lots and lots of them, pretty ones, colorful ones, not attacking me, but swimming in the water, coiled on the forest floor, everywhere. “A snake is not a symbol” according to James Hillman, second wave Jungian analyst, so I’ll need to do some morning pages on that…and maybe send a bit of Active Imagination to speak to Georgia, if she is not too busy designing canyons and flowers for the Universe.

But maybe the message is that letting yourself fall down the rabbit hole of the Internet might get you bitten?

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2 Responses to Down the Rabbit Hole…with Georgia

  1. wolfhalton says:

    It is amazing, isn’t it? I was looking at a famous internet marketer’s new blog because I was researching successful Internet marketers and for some unknown reason decided to read the comments on his blog post, and read your comment. Then I saw you had left a link to this site, and so I am here to say “hi, long time no see!”

    The bad news is that I am NOT the person with the interesting symbology interpretation you mention above.

    Wolf Michael Halton
    previously an adjunct at Spartanburg Tech

  2. Charlotte says:

    Greetings! Long time no see indeed.
    I’m still an adjunct at “the College,” as we now call it. Get in touch sometime. I’m in the book here in Sparkle City.