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!
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.
Posted by Cori Lynn Berg at 8:13 AM