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The sunflower symbolizes warmth, abundance, longevity, and prosperity. It also serves to point you in the right direction and is a source of spiritual guidance. Even through difficult times, you will persevere.

They've always held a special place for me and perhaps now more than ever as I work my way through my own metamorphosis. For those that know me well enough, you'll know I have a tattoo of a sunflower as well.

Legend tells that the Greek sun-god Helios was drowned by his uncles, the Titans, and then raised to the sky, where he became the sun. He was loved by a mortal woman named Clytie, who died of her love for him. When she died she became a flower and followed Helios' daily journey through the sky. The sunflower's turning as it follows the sun symbolizes deep loyalty and constancy. It is said that if a girl puts three sunflower seeds down her back, she will marry the first boy she meets.

A sunflower will always turn to the direction of the sun :)



some techy notes:

The "flower" is a metal incense burner and the yellow is actually pollen from a live sunflower. Using a metallic piece was intentional and integral to the concept.

Enjoy :heart:
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LindArtz's avatar
LindArtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
First. I Love the story behind this photo. I was So curious; as it looked made of metal, yet strangely real at the same time. Now I understand why. :aww:!!

The sunflower was my mother's favorite flower. And after she died, not long after, strangely I began to love it too. (my favorite color has always been yellow, though)... :heart:!

I did not know the above mythological story, before now, (although I did know the sunflower follows the sun)... but how that came to Be, in the story, is just so Lovely to me...really gave me goose bumps) :aww:!!

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful story, and work, with the rest of us. :)!! :sun:!!!
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Moonbeam13|Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome! :heart: 
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elsevilla|Professional Digital Artist
You should continue posting more images.
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Moonbeam13|Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: I don't hear that often ;)
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Nellara|Hobbyist General Artist
Pollen makes it looks really cool!
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StarKite1|Student Traditional Artist
This is very amazing.:) I love the colours and the perspective of this picture.Clap
Since I´m new here on the DA, I´m trying to find some connections to the group of people here.
I don´t mind to be rude and I don´t want to border you, but could take a look to my galary?
That would be very nice.:)
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TsaoShin|Professional Digital Artist
I've been summoned!  Hey there StarKite1!  Just took a tour of your gallery - fantastic stuff!  Like Moonbeam13 said already, you should check out some of the amazing groups especially ones focused on Traditional Art.  Try submitting some of your work to AllThingsTraditional or FanArtSociety :)
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FrostSh0ck| Digital Artist
Eric can be summoned?! O:

*Sorry for the intrusion XD*
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TsaoShin|Professional Digital Artist
Yes I can :>
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StarKite1|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for advise.:)
I will try to find some groups for my art.:D
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TsaoShin|Professional Digital Artist
No problem!
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Moonbeam13|Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there! 

I would suggest checking out some Fan Art/ traditional art groups :) Perhaps TsaoShin can help you out!
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StarKite1|Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your advise. That was very kind of you.:)
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Luna-Fantasma|Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is going to be a pretty wallpaper on my desktop PC :aww:
Thanks for sharing ;)
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I would certainly love to find an incense burner like this...awesome....:happybounce: 
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GeorgeXVII|Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely :heart: looks great :clap:
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Moonbeam13|Hobbyist Photographer
You're very sweet :)
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Out of all your gallery works I was pulled towards this one. Is that thing with the three seedthing true? Is that really something you want? What if you don't like that boy?
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Moonbeam13|Hobbyist Photographer
The seed mythology is only a legend :)
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Stunning
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:spotlight-left:Hello, your work(-s) were featured here :spotlight-right:
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Beautiful :heart: interesting concept!
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