• Ukraine Sunflower Field•

    Ukraine’s flag is blue and gold. The blue half represents the sky (hope), and the gold represents the country’s wheat fields (prosperity). Could also be the equally stunning sunflower fields under a clear blue sky. Even Van Gogh would be inspired.

    In the movie “Everything Is Illuminated“, director  Liev Shreiber said this about the sunflower field scene:

    “That’s the thing I’m most proud of in the movie. I knew I wanted to put the house in a special place, but everybody said to do the field would be prohibitive, because of the cost of CGI. But my production designer said, “No – let’s find out when they bloom.” We couldn’t find any field we could buy – too expensive. So we rented a plot of land from a farmer and sowed the seeds ourselves. We planted in May, and the sunflowers appeared magically in full bloom just in time. We built the whole shooting schedule around that!”


    Acrylic on Canvas, 10″ x 10″
    Fall, 2010
    Located at: Private collection