Sunflower Mandala Fine Art Print – Ephemeral Joy
Sunflower mandala fine art print is 12″ by 12″ on cotton rag, acid-free paper. Created from a photo of a sunflower that volunteered to grow amongst Brussels sprouts in my gardens on Pleasant Hill near Morgantown, West Virginia. This piece is titled “Ephemeral Joy”. It’s a reminder of the transitory nature of our everyday joys.
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Sunflower mandala fine art print on acid-free cotton rag paper using pigment inks. Print is 12" by 12" with 1" white border, exactly as shown. Prints are wrapped in tissue, sandwiched between sheets of cardboard or backer board, and shipped flat in a stiffened bubble mailer. Free shipping with tracking and insurance is included.
About the Paper. I print on Aurora Art Natural 250 paper. Aurora is made from cotton linters. These linters are considered "recovered fibers" by the EPA, so this paper is a sustainable choice in that regard. The paper has a natural, warm white tone and semi-smooth surface, so has enough tooth to hold plenty of ink while producing a sharp image.
About the Inks. I use pigment inks, which resist fading. If you frame your print using UV acylic or glass and hang it away from bright light, the chances of it fading before fifty years have elapsed is very low. Your print will stay vibrant throughout your lifetime and beyond.
About the art. I created the mandala on this card, titled Ephemeral Joy, using a photo of a sunflower that volunteered to grow amongst my Brussels sprouts one year. Yellow, especially this strong shade of gold, is usually associated with joy; however, as I worked this piece, I felt the joy here was just a bit subdued. The low lighting when I shot the photo had desaturated and flattened the exuberant gold, dulling ever so slightly the happy edge. As I continued working the piece, the petals of the flower became more and more tissue-like and layered. This brought to mind the ephemeral quality of joy... it pops up, it fleets, it dodges, it evaporates, only to pop up again, dance around us, and disappear once again. I’ve decided that’s fine with me, though, as the contrast between the joyous moments and the not so much makes the happy moments of life that much sweeter.
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