A remarkable thing about the sunflower is that it moves itself in the most direct position in front of the sun so it can get the maximum benefit of the sun’s energy. Because if this it enjoys positive symbolism across many cultures.
In Christianity, the sunflower is a symbol of God’s love. It is also as a symbol of the unwavering faith that guides the soul to the highest spiritual atonement.
The sunflower is the Greek symbol of Clytie (a water nymph) who turns into a sunflower after grieving over the loss of her love (Apollo). The mythological symbolism here is that Clytie (in the form of a sunflower) is always facing the sun, looking for Apollo’s chariot to return and she might be joined again with her love. The sunflower is also a symbol of Daphne (another Greek nymph).
In Chinese symbolism, the sunflower (and sunflower meaning) deals with long life, good luck and is considered very auspicious. It’s yellow color signifies vitality and intelligence. It’s a symbol of happiness too.
To me, and one of the reasons I drew this sketch , the sunflower is a sign of hope and optimism as it follows the bright rays of the sun. To me, this is where easy living begins.