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Sunflower by Moonbeam13 Sunflower by Moonbeam13
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.

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This piece "Sunflower" is stunning in its simplicity. The vividness of the yellow pollen jumps out at you and immediately draws you into the photo!

The contrast between the stark, hard metal and the soft colorful pollen is, in my opinion is what makes this photo stand out. It is what makes it unique.

I love the concept behind the photo as well, after reading the
artist comments and feel that this photo captures that concept aptly.

Did you know the sunflower contains spirals, where the number of left spirals and the number of right spirals are successive Fibonacci Numbers?
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You are very welcome! :heart: 
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elsevilla Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You should continue posting more images.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: I don't hear that often ;)
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Nellara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Pollen makes it looks really cool!
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StarKite1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017   Digital Artist
Eric can be summoned?! O:

*Sorry for the intrusion XD*
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TsaoShin Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Yes I can :>
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StarKite1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
No problem!
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  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 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your advise. That was very kind of you.:)
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Luna-Fantasma Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This photo is going to be a pretty wallpaper on my desktop PC :aww:
Thanks for sharing ;)
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glassmansions111 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I would certainly love to find an incense burner like this...awesome....:happybounce: 
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
Lovely :heart: looks great :clap:
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hosagu Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very sweet :)
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metroidfannumber2 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The seed mythology is only a legend :)
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ilaria-ilayda Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning
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Tahog Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:spotlight-left:Hello, your work(-s) were featured here :spotlight-right:
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :heart: interesting concept!
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yasserian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
woow
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WhiteOrchyd Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful.
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meligabidino Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my god i never thought i could find someone with the same outlook on this wonderful flower :D what a beautiful piece and picture and thank you for giving some info on sun/sunflower :) it as very intristing and i am very intrigued and i'll look into it more :3 great peice really love it and im very inspired by your work and words <3
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for your kind words :)
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meligabidino Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome talented person :)
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owel Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
featured here [link] :)
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igotlockjaw Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice
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TheGlobalVariety Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow this is beautiful !!! :iconlovelyheartsplz:
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wtg62 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hai, I just noticed this and I thought I'd take a moment to comment :meow:.
For a moment it looked like a sunflower actually, but then it looked like a metal sunflower (I guessed, then looked) after that. You have a great description for this piece, and I like you end it with the sunflowers natural phototropism adaptations. Good job :la:.
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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wtg62 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
c:
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:sun:.....:heart:
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ClassicRose Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the colours in this :)
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DamonYAN Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
It's beautiful.
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angeladevila Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011   General Artist
this is beautiful!
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LadyOfLuxury Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
nice..
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gryfyx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's almost equally warm as the sun. A minor glitch that I didn't like was the border, even if its enhancing the overall warmth.
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Marylith-MoonlightD Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Really interesing and imaginative.
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ivanmitkoff Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the fact that there's a concept behind this photo and it's not just a random photo! :) Lovely work! :heart:
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Moonbeam13 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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Cloverflower Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wow! I like that the background isnt that light, so the top of the flower works really well.
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emilka1258 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
great colors :)
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FlurryTheBear Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Wow! That is really impressive. I love how vibrant the yellow is. It's a really great image. I like it a lot. :) *HUG*
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ale-haru11 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!:heart:
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Liondog1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Thank-U lovely shot...
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Liondog1 Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Thank-U stunning shot.....
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