To me, the sunflower is a symbol of hope. The idea of it was first conveyed to me by a quote from the movie Calendar Girls:
“I don't think there's anything on this planet that more trumpets life than the sunflower. For me that's because of the reason behind its name. Not because it looks like the sun but because it follows the sun. During the course of the day, the head tracks the journey of the sun across the sky. A satellite dish for sunshine. Wherever light is, no matter how weak, these flowers will find it. And that's such an admirable thing. And such a lesson in life."
It’s a reminder that you may be surrounded by darkness, fear or pain, but if you just keep your face towards the light - towards the sun - then everything will be ok. Never lose hope; or rather never stop looking for the light.
‘The Sunflower Project’ is something that I came up with to express the constant need to keep finding the light amidst the darkness. A project is something ongoing, something current, and in this case something never-ending. The search for the light should never end, and neither should the search for hope.