19 Supersized Sunflowers

I’m joining Becky in her July Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B.  The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word tree. Look for #treesquare. Come with me on a Central Queensland road trip starring trees and the beautiful landscapes of my home state.

Emerald

A supersized Van Gogh painting in a park in Emerald is a unexpected sight! At a height of 25 metres, it towers above the trees surrounding Morton Park.

This huge painting on its massive steel easel was created by Canadian artist Cameron Cross, whose aim is to place copies of Van Gogh’s seven different sunflower paintings in seven countries around the world.

Why did he select Emerald as the location for the third painting in the series? Sunflower production is one of the region’s major industries and the town’s annual Sunflower Festival is a highlight every Easter.

Also joining in with Marsha’s PPAC challenge

24 thoughts on “19 Supersized Sunflowers

  1. Happy birthday, Carol. Are you still awake? Are you having poke tuna for dinner? I’m smiling just thinking about it. I love the flowers. What a huge display. I’ve never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing it on PPAC. It’s a perfect example. 🙂 Wish you were here for your birthday celebration!

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