bee is elusive. She makes her nest underground and loves sandy soil as she's
not very good a digging and she doesn’t make honey, or combs... so that was
my first idea out of the window!
enjoyed researching this project so much. I’ve found myself following bees,
trying to film them, nearly getting run over trying to save them or collect
dead ones. My usual comment of “It’s ok, I’m an artist” usually satisfies most
folk. They return a look that just says, ”Yes, of course…”
This monoprint is one of a series.
The idea stemmed from the ever-reducing habitat for all bees, but especially
those, like my bee that require extremely specific habitats. I explored the
idea of the space between the land and the sea, being squeezed from both
sides, tarmac encroaching on one side as we build roads and car parks so that
we may enjoy access to the coast and natures erosion of the beach and cliffs
on the other.