Death of a Sunflower

(Slow Death)

Oil on hardboard (grisaille/gaze), 20x20 inches or 50x50 cm, May 2023

With so many still suffering from the pandemic, me included, and the mainstream media ignoring it, I needed to do something and art is about all I know.  Yes, this painting is existential and cathartic but suffering every hour of every day can get a little dark.

The dying sunflower represents the fact that I can no longer go out into the sunshine and the red candle signifies the Red Ear Syndrome (or Erythromelalgia) that I contracted during the pandemic lockdown.


Some process pictures....