This flower is not supposed to be cutesy. It is supposed to be dark, macabre, and haunting. It represents the intrinsic corruption of beauty by multinational corporations and the military-industrial complex. This flower is brought to you by Nike. It was made in a sweatshop in Korea and picked by illegal migrant workers in the southeastern United States. It can, however, in the postmodern tradition, mean anything that you want it to mean. Woe to you, though, if you make the common mistake of thinking that it is just a sunflower. It is a metaphor and don't you forget it.