Weeping Sunflower / Treurende Zonnebloem
Acrylic & oil on canvas
Signed & dated lower right
40 x 60 cm
€ 95,- incl. CoA
At the end of the season, the sunflowers look so sad when they have finished blossoming. I painted this in the fall of 2023 while I felt equally gloomy. So many wars, bombs, hatred, loss and sorrow. The dying sunflower fitted in well and matched my mood.
But I wouldn’t be me if there wasn’t an escape. That’s why, in the middle of the weeping petals, there is a light, a way out. No matter how dark, the sun will always rise again. And as Leonard Cohen sings: ‘There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.’
And while I’m writing this, I suddenly see that this bright spot is a (small) blue ball. I have painted blue balls before (e.g. in ‘Dark Days’ & in ‘What we see’). The truth is: I have no idea what the blue ball means!