A Global SUNFLOWER AR:T Installation  
#ARTRouteGold : #blossomBC : #blossomCanada


As we plant the seeds for recovery, let us #blossomBC. For the first time in digital history the world is experiencing a global sense of individual and community “internment”, together. As the world emerges, The Sunflower Project campaign is a movement and a connector of #PeoplePlacePlanet. 

The project uses a past and present lens to commemorate the internment plight of all nations in the history of Canada.  A cross country act of connected planting, to shed light on the strength and resilience of all who toiled to build a strong Canadian future. And today we as a collective community invite everyone to plant seeds towards the recovery of Canada. In honor of yesterday, in light of a brighter tomorrow.


The sunflower symbolizes not only strength and beauty, but the importance of food security and the creative sector, as we move towards recovery and renewal.  As an act of inclusion all of Canada will be invited to contribute to a national planting campaign and tag



 #sunflowerselfie  #thesunflowerproject


"The Sunflower represents all nationalities that have had their freedoms and rights taken. As a symbol of strength, but also as a symbol of rebirth and creative energy to renew. 

Through conversation we can recognize those who suffered from these injustices and, through greater awareness, ensure that similar injustices are less likely to be repeated in the future as we work towards a new renewal of Canada."

- Michelle Loughery 

International Master Artist 

The Sunflower Project Founder

Concept of award-winning Artist Michelle Loughery,Canadian First World War Recognition Fund Internee Descendent Representative, and founder of the AR:T Route Blue and Rural Creates Recovery Initiatives.


take a listen ...

Talking to the SunflowersMichelle Loughery
00:00 / 04:12
Sunflower tea withPatricia Kozler
00:00 / 02:26
withMichelle Loughery and Andrea Malysh
00:00 / 11:29

Get Involved - How?

Plant Sunflower seeds, watch them grow and see how they blossom

in your community!


Take Selfie Photos of Sunflowers

upload photos to social media.


Tag and share to

The Sunflower Project!  


#indigenousblue #blossomBC



“Like the sunflowers in the field when the light fades, we can turn to each other to gain connected strength.


For my immigrant grandparents,
who were interned during
World War One in Canada,
let the sun shine on your faces.  


And to my grandchildren, make your tomorrow be better than today!”

-  Michelle Loughery 
International Master Muralist

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