The image is a large sunflower as a cut flower. I isolated it with a black background for emphasis and dramatic effect. It was a studio shot in my catalogue which instantly came to mind after the attack on Ukraine. The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine. I see the single flower as symbolic of Ukraine’s singular resolve and courage in the face of overwhelming odds. A hero is one who stands tall, even when death is eminent. Ukraine is the hero of democracy now and forever.
Al Griffin is a commercial and fine art photographer at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, USA. His work has been published and exhibited in national magazines, and in shows including New York City and included in an exhibit at the Louvre.