Field of Joy

Kim Rhoney's avatar Kim Rhoney

If you have ever had the good fortune of stumbling upon an entire field of sunflowers, you might recall that initial compulsion to smile. How can you not. There is something inherently delightful in viewing such a mass of happy flowers that it reduces us to the fundamental human experience of joy and a resulting smile. This piece was conceived with two purposes of mind. First is the simple spreading of joy through my art. Second is to highlight how dependent we are on bees and their job of pollinating our food supply. One out of three bites of food we eat is dependent on bees. There are many theories on the causes of their dwindling populations and I don't know that there is a single solution. I do know that providing pollinators with healthy food and habitat is important. Individuals can make a difference by being thoughtful about what they do in their own yards and supporting sustainable agriculture. In the case for the bees, I do believe it is a case of "we reap what we sow".

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2.5 inches
  • Medium: Oil Paint & Cold Wax
  • Width: 16 feet
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 5 feet