41bee) Female Tormentil Nomad Bee
Female Tormentil Nomad Bee
2x actual size
This is what Chloe Morter, our companion artist, says about Nomada roberjeotian:
"To thrive, the Tormentil Nomad Bee relies on its host the Tormentil Mining Bee and both bees use Tormentil as a pollen source, so high densities of this plant within heath and moorland pastures are essential. Agricultural changes and deterioration have meant the loss of this landscape and the bee species have suffered as a result. My embroidery focuses on the Tormentil Flower within the landscape and the insect life which surrounds it. I felt it was appropriate to include the words from a poem by John Clare who was working in the early 1800's. In his lifetime he saw the 'Improvements' that came with enclosure and the changes wrought upon the landscape.
From: The Flitting 1833I miss the heath it's yellow furze
Molehills and rabbit-tracks that lead
Through beesom ling and teasel burrs
That spread a wilderness indeed....
Vintage brass container
with Mother of Pearl, embroidery thread, wool, vintage Kamibari gold thread, beads.
26mm x 20mm x 15mm