100 packets of sunflower seeds were posted to recipients across Europe, the majority being in the UK and Ireland, some seeds were posted to those who responded to a Facebook posting requesting that I send them the seeds if they send me an address. The action was inspired by the death of my father who had given me sunflowers to grow. After I lost him I planted 100 sunflowers both tall and short in our garden. I took the policy that every seed that germinated should survive. It was a cathartic exercise that I wanted to share – this year the seeds of my father’s memorial falls into the hands of many people. I struggled to keep them standing in the strong coastal winds.
I made envelopes for each recipient and sent photographs with some. Each envelope/letter differed.