The “Sunflower” is the seventh of the “Vision Portal” paintings which began in 1969 and then

worked again in 2001-2012. It is a radiant solar portal for everyone’s consciousness to enter into a world of deeply abiding glory.


Its meaning is that of participation in glory.

[canvas: 12‘x12’]

Studies for "The Sunflower" Vision Portal

Study of the “mushroom”, representing the unstoppable force (Burgess’ fascination with the ability of a mushroom to break through concrete) and the seven-sided, crystal structure related to the “Sunflower” Vision Portal.


The gigantic, heptagonal crystal in the “Sunflower” Vision Portal was first discussed in this drawing/study.

Text from the study:


“The heptagonal mirror is very thick to the outer edges perhaps 14 inches stepped into the middle 4 inches thick. The facets angled at 60 degrees to conduct an interior light.

The mirror is clear, not really a mirror, but a gigantic heptagonal crystal.


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