When in golden form, you attract the sunshine with your vivaciousness. People flock to you for your dose of optimism. You are a giant sunflower. This is your pendant, modeled after the esteemed Helianthus and reminiscent of Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflower series and his happy times. When designer Janet Mavec wanted to design the sunflower, she wanted to give it a personality. The moon has a face, she says, and the sun does not. The sun (and the sunflower) deserve a face.
This pin is retro yet modern. It’ll make you stand out even when you wear it on something everyday like an ordinary houndstooth blazer. It hints at your avant-garde nature—all the while lifting the mood of your outfit subtly with its shimmer.
All of the about 70 species of Helianthus are native to the Americas, most of them in North America (only three are native to South America).
They follow the rules of the Fibonnaci numbers.
The giant whorled sunflower (Helianthus verticillatus) is an endangered species.
Van Gogh and Helianthus are inextricably linked. In 1888, the artist painted a series of them to hang in Gauguin’s bedroom in the Yellow House in the South of France, where both of them would work.
In France, a sunflower is a tournesol. Seeds were imported to Europe in the 16th century.
South Dakota should be the Sunflower State (not Kansas). Worldwide, the Ukraine and Russia lead.