Sunflowers are the happiest of flowers that always mirror the sun, the source of life. They are bright, cheery, and exudes a warm and inviting appearance. Sunflowers originated in the Americas in 1,000 B.C., and were cultivated as a valuable food source for centuries. As the European started exploration of the New World, so did the flower’s popularity spread. Soon enough the rest of the world began to appreciate its beauty and sustenance. Throughout history, artists loved to paint the sunflower’s unique splendidness. Those of the Impressionist era were especially fascinated on the flower.