This poster was originally created as my contribution to a fund-raising auction for the Firehouse Center for the Arts in Newburyport, MA. The design turned out to be one of my favorites, coming together fairly quickly, and giving me the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques I hadn’t yet tried. Regarding the content, my wife, Karen, loves the color and scale of sunflowers. Also, since the fund raiser had a Kentucky Derby theme, I decided at the last minute to include a small visual reference to Churchill Downs. The characters in the foreground suggest the play’s 1930s setting.