Clay on Wood
19.5 x 19.5 in
June 2012

Ultra-Light Clay.

Sunflower is my tribute to Van Gogh, and a memento mori I made for myself from clay, alluding to mythological and biblical stories in which humans were shaped from clay by the gods. This piece represents both life, and death. Van gogh led such an unhappy life, but is remembered for painting such warm subject for a happy occasion. I feel as I am like a sunflower; optimistic, and always facing the light. Hopefully my life can be remembered as generally happy. However life is short. My beauty lasts as long as a flower, and to higher beings, our lives as short as ladybugs.