As an artist there is a responsibility to speak of the times, challenge the status quo and to bring your art to a greater good.
There is a time to be quiet and a time to speak. In these times we must adapt and use the skills and talent given to us to pave a new road. In my career I have managed multimillion dollar budgets and worked with politicians and celebrities.
But if I was to die of Covid tomorrow it would be the people of my projects that I would miss. The artists, the underdogs, the non profits, the youth and the elders, and the small businesses that graced me and my crazy projects with their support and love. Like the sunflower we are all connected. We have strong roots and glorious faces. Faces of hope. I come from good stalk! The projects that were graced to me left seeds of youth to reseed around the globe. But most of all were the conversations and a place of home. Art is a place of home. So join us as we challenge all of BC to plant sunflowers in honour of anyone who has lost a freedom, felt left out, or wanted a voice. May we all plant a sunflower for those that came before, and those that will come behind these times. Surprise the world with fields of sunflowers, or a single stalk standing proud alone. We are all connected in these times. We are all part of this natural progression and we will all leave seeds of Hope. #artroutegold #blossomBC #thesunflowerproject #artistmichelleloughery #exploreBC #exploregoldcountry