Hard to believe, isn't it. It's legitimate, though. No photo trickery. I drove into Goodland, Kansas, to get gas. I passed this sunflower on the way in, wondering what the hell!! But there was no place to stop and get a good shot. Then on the way back out, I thought, well, good shot or not, I'm going to get a photo of that thing.
So I drove around the block looking for a good angle. There wasn't one. I pulled into an auto parts store parking lot, got out, and took the picture. A man came out of the store and told me about the painting.
It's 80' tall, the canvass 24' x 32'. It's designed to withstand high winds, which it would need to be in western Kansas. It is one of seven planned to be placed throughout the world, in sunflower-growing regions, or places of Van Gogh significance.
At first I was disappointed that I couldn't get a shot with no cars, with maybe some shrubs or something -- something more artistic. Then it occurred to me -- this is the way it is! Those cars and pickups need to be in the photo to give it scale and setting.
So there it is, folks.