A 10″ × 14″ Watercolor and ink painting on 300lb coldpressed paper, created in 2009.
Sunflowers are symbolic of adoration. Sunflowers turn their heads to the sun, which is the origin of their common name. The head of the sunflower actually consists of 1,000-2,000 individual flowers. Each petal is a ray flower. Sunflowers vary widely in size. Cultivated sunflowers can reach an incredible twenty feet in height. These lofty heights have resulted in the sunflower being symbolic of haughtiness as well as adoration. The Inca Indians worshipped the sunflower as a symbol of the sun. Their priestesses wore necklaces of sunflowers made of gold.