Monday, June 23, 2008
Listed on eBay, this piece is my little tribute to those magical, hard working insects responsible for about 1/3 of the consumable plants on the planet - and sadly in danger due to colony collapse disorder.
Although I'm allergic to their stings, I find them such beautiful and fascinating creatures. There is much folklore surrounding them (some of the symbolism I've added to the top of this piece) - and I have to share that one of my absolute, all time favorite books (and the inspiration behind most Blessed Bee pieces I've done) is Sue Monk Kidd's "The Secret Life of Bees" - a must read, can't recommend it highly enough...
All of this is by way of saying that these magical insects are indeed "blessed", as are we by their existance. If you have a minute, click here for more info on what we can do to keep them from disappearing. :)