Sunflower

"0 Sun-Word, Thou shalt raise the earth-soul to Light
And bring down God into the lives of men;
Earth shall be my work-chamber and my house
My garden of life to plant a seed divine.
The mind of earth shall be a home of light,
The life of earth a tree growing towards heaven,
The body of earth a tabernacle of God. "

 

                                                      Savitri - Book XI, Canto one, p. 699
                                                                 Sri Aurobindo

I created this piece as an element of a garden gate for my own garden.  At this time, though, my garden desires a rose.  I am an obedient gardener.

Acid etched copper with engraving around flower sepals. Features a floral cutwork Islamic geometry at its center and  a 1" backing frame.  Sanguine ink highlights the petals The sunflower form has been sealed with Everbrite Protecta Clear to limit oxidation. The beautiful mottled patination of the background remains matt.

18" x 13.125"x 1"

SOLD

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