Here comes the sun! “Sunday Morning” sun art

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Bobbi Forrester

For 20 years “Sunday Morning” associate director Jessica Frank has been handpicking every shining example of sun artwork to appear on our program – about 9,000 and counting.

The suns that close out each of our stories mostly come from our loyal viewers, who share their luminous creativity with us.

From our viewers

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It’s a tradition that started decades ago, when the first unsolicited suns showed up in the “Sunday Morning” mailbox.

Jessica Frank

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Jessica Frank uses some suns as soon as she gets them; others she saves for a rainy day.

“I’ll have a sun for four years or five years and I don’t have a place for it,” said Frank. “And then I’ll watch the piece and say, ‘Oh, thank goodness, I finally can use the whatever sun,’ and I get so excited.”

Sun art

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Jessica Frank has gotten suns made from every material under the sun – painted, sculpted or fabricated. She’s gotten suns that were hubcaps, or crafted from every material under the sun: Figs, vegetables, pieces of broken glass, seashells, chili peppers, duct tape, Lego bricks, even scrunched-up Post-it notes.

Pictured: A birdseed sun, and sun toast.

Sun art

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One of Jessica Frank’s favorite artworks: An egg, with a sun on the front, and Charles Kuralt on the back.

Sun art

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Red Grooms; Takashi Murakami

“Sunday Mornig” has also had suns designed by noted artists, such as Red Grooms and Takashi Murakami.

Sun art

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Cari Miller

Scroll through out gallery to see more shining examples. 

Sun artwork by Cari Miller.

Sun art

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Alfreda Southerland

Sun artwork by Alfreda Southerland.

Sun art

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Bonnie Geiger

Sun artwork by Bonnie Geiger.

Sun art

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David A. Stacy

Sun artwork by David A. Stacy.

Sun art

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David Weiss

Sun artwork by David Weiss.

Sun art

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Debra Ward

Sun artwork by Debra Ward.

Sun art

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Derek Gabryszak

Sun artwork by Derek Gabryszak.

Sun art

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Giuliana Francesco Falco

Sun artwork by Giuliana Francesco Falco.

Sun art

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Haley Perrine

Sun artwork by Haley Perrine.

Sun art

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Heather Lynn

Sun artwork by Heather Lynn.

Sun art

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June Varn

Sun artwork by June Varn.

Sun art

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Jeff Hanson

Sun artwork by Jeff Hanson.

Sun art

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Joy Fisher Hein

Sun artwork by Joy Fisher Hein.

Sun art

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Karen Gray

Sun artwork by Karen Gray.

Sun art

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Laura Shaw

Sun artwork by Laura Shaw.

Sun art

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Lindsey Williams

Sun artwork by Lindsey Williams.

Sun art

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Liz Pemberton

Sun artwork by Liz Pemberton.

Sun art

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Maggie Swenson

Sun artwork by Maggie Swenson.

Sun art

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Maria Carluccio

Sun artwork by Maria Carluccio.

Sun art

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Michele Gempel

Sun artwork by Michele Gempel.

Sun art

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Noel Shavsin

Sun artwork by Noel Shavsin.

Sun art

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Patsy Edelmann

Sun artwork by Patsy Edelmann.

Sun art

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Roxane Dupuis

Sun artwork by Roxane Dupuis.

Sun art

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Sandy Tool

Sun artwork by Sandy Tool.

Sun art

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Sheri Sturdevant

Sun artwork by Sheri Sturdevant.

Sun art

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Lally Chu

Sun artwork by Lally Chu.

Sun art

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Vanda Hughes

Sun artwork by Vanda Hughes.

Sun art

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Virgene Tyrell

Sun artwork by Virgene Tyrell.

Sun art

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Wendy Craig

Sun artwork by Wendy Craig.

Sun art

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Lauren Everett

Sun artwork by Lauren Everett.

      
       

By CBSNews.com senior producer David Morgan