Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lover of Light

Bring me then the plant that points to those bright Lucidites swirling up from the earth, And life itself exhaling that central breath! Bring me the sunflower crazed with the love of light!
~Eugenio Montale

When I was a child living in Utah, we had a good sized garden growing on the side of our house that I enjoyed traversing through - so many different textures, and smells, and even sounds! And there, in the middle of the garden, was the mighty sunflower. As a little one, it was soooo tall! I had to strain my neck to look up at it, it's beautiful head blocking the sun as I did so!

No other plant in the garden showed such a cycle of growth and decay. Even as the seeds fall out and the head withers away, the sunflower is still the king of the garden. It is as if it saps in all the sun and feeds all the other flowers and edibles through its root system. Powerful and mighty even as it shows the passage of time.

This painting is my entry in the Mixed Media Monday "Floral Tributes" challenge. It is available for purchase from in the Sacred Arts Studio on Etsy for $75.


  1. Greetings from Iowa! Just found your lovely blog this morning! Delightful! Your work gorgeous!! Will definitely be back! Have a great day!!!

  2. Cori this is gorgeous! I love the blue background, it offsets the flowers perfectly.

    They are one of my favorite flowers!!

  3. Wow this is gorgeous. So vibrant, love the white outlines you added

  4. Oh my ... I love this! Lovely subject and beautifully executed!

  5. OMG this is a stunner.
    Unbelievable painting. Love it.

  6. Ohhh wow this is stunning, what a beautiful piece of art
    Jay x

  7. the brilliant colors!

  8. Cori - this painting is simply gorgeous! The colours are amazing! Diane


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