73) by Joy Merron, companion to 73bee, Epeolus cruciger, the Red-thighed Epeolus
Very little is known about the Downland Furrow bee, maybe because it has been only relatively recently discovered in the British Isles. I decided to look at the locations where the bee has been spotted, principally on the South and South East coasts of England. Using vintage picture postcards I have spliced and layered the images to echo the banding on their abdomens. This creates an optical illusion which in turn draws in the viewer for a closer inspection.
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