9a) Perkins Mining Bee ~ Kelly O'Brien

465 GBP

9a) Playing With Fire, No. 61 by Kelly O’Brien Andrena rosae lays her eggs in a series of deep holes that she digs into the ground, scattering dirt around her nest entrance as she burrows. The patterns she leaves on the ground’s surface inspired this piece. My Media is paper, a seemingly ephemeral material that is quite sturdy when handled. Like this little bee, who must steadfastly dig to protect her only handful of eggs during her short lifetime.
Playing With Fire, No. 61 is from an ongoing series of burned paper wall sculptures that explores the parallels between the creative process and what happens when fire meets paper.
Media: paper, gold leaf, flame