The blossom is said to have derived its name from 'Mary’s Gold', taken from the fact that early Christians placed flowers instead of coins on Mary’s altar as an offering.
The flowers are open when the sun is out. The vibrant yellow and red of the flowers are likewise associated with the sun. The marigold is also called the 'herb of the sun'.
Marigold symbolize passion and even creativity. It can mean to show strong passion, being associated with the braveness and courage. It is also said that marigolds symbolize grief in ancient culture.
Artwork inspired by nature in Bayswater, Melbourne, Victoria, Autumn 2020.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.