I have been working on a project about our glorious, much overlooked British bees. It’s called FIFTY BEES: The Interconnectedness of All Things because it’s about how important our bees and other pollinators are and how they are connected to everything, including us. I stared with making fifty of Britain’s 270 bees. And then I made another fifty. All of them are made from wool which I needlefelted and stitched and worked into vintage container.
Finally, following a lot of requests, I’ve photographed 21 them and sent them to be turned into very beautiful, high-quality prints.
So here is Bee 23: The Queen Shrill Carder Bee
A little something about the printing method used. It is Sinterix or sinterescent print, a process based on a heat-suffused sintered powder application to the paper. Sinterescent prints are characterised by extremely high image quality and can be printed at very high resolution to bring up extremely fine detail. The papers used are all are FSC approved, compliant to ISO14001, are rated 'acid free' and have non-ageing specification is to ISO 9706 (Permanent), which means they will not degrade under normal archival or storage conditions for at least 300 years. According to the Fine Art Guild (for art prints): "Colours should be relatively lightfast, scoring 6 or more on the Blue Wool Scale." These prints score 6 or higher on this scale and considered a comparable product to Giclée prints. Please note that colour, tone, and shade may vary according to your computer or phone screen. Therefore, there may be small differences between what you see on your screen and the print.. PLEASE NOTE: These prints are UNFRAMED but fit in standard frame sizes.
The size of the prints are A5 (148.5mm x 210mm). If purchasing prints to include a mount, it will measure 250mm x 300mm approximately and come with optional cellophane sleeve (but we’d be over the moon if you opted for the ‘naked’ version without any additional packaging so we’re doing that 50p cheaper.)
Please get in touch if you are interested in a different sizes.
Please allow approx 1-2 weeks for the print & delivery process but I hope to get them out to you sooner.