“Fame is the scentless sunflower…”, 2018

“Fame is the scentless sunflower…”, 2018

“Fame is the scentless sunflower, with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” after Oliver Wendell Holmes
oil on masonite
120 x 56 cm

 

I happened upon these sunflowers in the gardens of the Heide Museum, originally the home of John and Sunday Reed (1934).  Imagine the stories imbedded in soil and seeds of this place…