Photo Essay

Sunflowers - Love by Abandonment.

'Sun L♥ver'

I was born in Blackfoot Idaho, on a sunflower farm in 1967. We raised chickens and pigs, rode horses and it was really the only good memory I have of my family.

One day, around the age of three, my brother took me out into the middle of an acre field of sunflowers and left me there...I was screaming my head off, crying and so upset....

Not about the sunflowers, but about being abandoned...and the story continued throughout my teens and into adulthood....

I love my brother for doing was a premonition.

Sunflowers give me inspiration and fear...

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6 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    Fantastic set of photos! Vote

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (17 Aug 2009):

    you are loved not abandoned. my vote awesome photo essay, J!

  • jen bellefleur

    jen bellefleur gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    you are loved and abandoned. our realities are not negated by our community or our value as artists. yet, since we share this belief about ourselves, we're together in it. xo

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (18 Aug 2009):

    Great series of images. Wow there are a lot of people from ID! Great job and you have my vote

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Aug 2009):

    Wonderfully written with fabulous images to accompany your words. Well done, I voted.

  • Lara  K. Spencer

    Lara K. Spencer (Deleted) gave props (5 Mar 2011):

    Sunflowers are the best! So are your shots

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