Sunflowers for Ukraine - Janet Halliday
Sunflowers for Ukraine - 2022
80cm x 57cm
Sunflowers for Ukraine.
This painting has lots of symbolism for me. Sunflowers are the national flower of Ukraine. When flight MH17 was shot down it came down in Ukraine in a field of sunflowers. Some sunflower seeds from that field have been harvested, brought back into Australia through strict quarantine, grown in a secure laboratory and then those seeds harvested and given to the families of those killed in the crash. Such a beautiful gesture for families living with such grief.
We also grown lovely sunflowers here in Cudgen, whenever I see them I think of the current war in Ukraine and how it is affecting the ordinary citizens, and then how sunflowers can also be such a gentle symbol of hope given to the families affected by the downing of MH17