I brought it home and asked myself what to do with these oils, how to honour the artist to whom they had belonged.
Into my mind flashed a painting of sunflowers. I was brought up in Germany in a pub which had been located at the crossroads of the old medieval post roads. When I was very young, there had been an artist there who paid his bar tab with paintings. Landscapes and flowers. We had many of these, but the biggest one was a painting of bright sunflowers on a dark background, in a big golden frame.
And that's when I decided to do a tribute to my unknown artist, and all other unknown artists - Silvia's Sunflowers. A pure symbol painting using the oils from the old box - and my love and admiration. <3
"Silvia's Sunflowers" Oils on Canvas, 40"x30" 2016/2017