Common Sunflower

“Maryrose and I both are partial to those bright disks which are symbols of warmth and sunshine. The sight of their golden faces must spread cheer even through the heart of a Kansas or Nebraska farmer who must often uproot them in self-defense.” 


–Fred Wampler


Maryrose’s composition pays homage to life on the prairie featuring the notoriously resilient common sunflower and stone made homes of the American West. These sunflowers are a regular feature in this part of the country, as their seeds spread easily in the wind and the prairie soil is always willing to accept them. Fred Wampler reflects upon fields full of such brilliant wild blossoms which are known to reach heights of 5 to 10 feet.