BareBones 2020 · OFFERINGS: Artists Respond to the Mourning, Grieving and Fires on Lake Street

Andréa “Dre” Wakely

Sunflower Medicine

Andréa “Dre” Wakely’s Sunflower Medicine sculpture offers a physical space to acknowledge and celebrate the sunflower’s message and receive its healing medicine.

“I was curious about the image of the sunflower as it appears in social justice and the George Floyd murals throughout the Twin Cities. To better understand its symbolism, I studied the sunflower as an herbal remedy. What I discovered is that the sunflower has a spiritual and interpersonal message to share with us all. Its presence is not a coincidence.”

video & photos: Paul Irmiter

In the recent OFFERINGS: BareBones 2020 Live Pop-ups, Dre’s work had transformed the space at Plaza Centenario on Lake St. from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7, 2020.

Acknowledgements: Theresa Linnihan and Peter Schulze.

About the Artist

Andréa Wakely is an environmental educator and enjoys long walks in nature, practicing herbalism, and being curious and creative with others. 2020 is her first year as a BareBones artist.