70) Cutting through Heathland by Stevie Davies, companion to 70bee, Coelioxys elongata, the Dull-vented Sharp-tail Bee
I’ve used my signature technique, “Interfused Glass”, to represent a number of key elements from the research information about the Dull-vented Sharp-tail Bee. Colours and shapes reflecting the varied habitats including heathland, woodland and coastal dunes. I have also placed small nuggets of glass within some of the voids to highlight how this species use their pointed tail to cut open the cell wall of a host nest to lay its own eggs. The pen drawing is inspired by an aerial photograph of mainland Britain, highlighting gardens as well as the rides and clearing of woodlands.
Fused Glass and Pen Drawing
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