I feel strong, I am mighty and light
I burst through the soil with all of my might
I sway in the wind and show off my yellow
I lift your spirits when you’re feeling mellow
All I need is water and sunlight
Brightness in the daytime and darkness at night
A pruning in Spring and one around June
Support when I’m heavy, and lots of room
My petals sway gaily when I’m being admired
Many an art piece I have inspired
When the wind is gentle, I will grow tall
And flourish with greatness until come fall
But while I am growing, in comes disease
And pests that crawl in and take what they please
You spray me with all of the pesticide
But they eat at my leaves till I’m barely alive
And sometimes the sun decides not to come out
The raindrops stop falling, there is a drought
I’m taking in nutrients trying to succeed
Trying to give all I can from this one little seed
My stalk will stay strong but holes will appear
And sooner or later I’ll start to disappear
Defeated I give up my energy
There isn’t enough of it left for me
No need to mourn, I wilt for a reason
Courage will bring me back again next season
But there’s nothing to do now, I will not grow
Cover me in soil and then let me go
The overwhelming feeling of giving too much of yourself away is what inspired this painting of The Sunflower. The image of the leaves, eaten away by bugs and left with holes throughout was disconcerting. The fact that it could have been prevented had I not neglected the flower reminded me of the importance of self care, putting yourself first and steering clear of toxic relationships.
Archival Quality Fine Art Print
Ultra high resolution Fine Art Giclée print of 'The Sunflower' on cold press watercolor paper. Matte paper is 290gsm 100% cotton rag, OBA, Acid and Lignin free and slightly textured.
Print is available in two sizes: 8"x10" and 12"x15"and comes with a 1/4" border ready for framing.
Please be aware that the colors you see on your monitor may differ slightly from the actual colors of the print. Prints are shipped within 1-2 weeks.