Spring Wall Decor “Honey-Bees 9”
Last summer, I photographed bees on frames during various bee-hive inspections. Here are the results of those experiences. New for 2022, check out my Honey-Bee prints. We are all stewards of honey-bees– this is my view. Whether you are an urban person or rural, we have an obligation to these mysterious and magnificent creatures to keep poisons out of their lives, and our own. Imagine, a honey-bee lands on a flower that has been sprayed with something harmful to bees. She has no idea what this is. She may know that when she flies off, she make not make it home. She may fly home, and traipse around her hive among other bees leaving trace amounts of perilous chemicals inside her hive to be absorbed and tracked around by other bees. Micro-quantities of poison may find its way into the production of honey-comb, propolis or honey, itself. All her problems fighting deadly mites and the hideous virus’ they carry are amplified by the presence of man-made chemicals. And then there is this. A honey-bee may live in summer for 6-7 weeks. If she is fortunate, she may leave behind a legacy of less than one-third teaspoon of honey, her lifetime achievement, so to speak. So when you look at that jar of raw honey on your shelf, imagine all the labor, all the bees whose lifetime energy went into the creation of that honey. It is all an astonishing proposition, isn’t it?
Below, see “Honey Bees 6,“ a beautiful study of bees in motion on a hot summer day, doing their best to ignore the serious intrusion of this beekeeper. You see, these are not ordinary journalist photos, recording the event. I have taken steps in the creation of this image to accentuate the ways in which I experience and see the motion of bees in their astonishing environment. The whole thing is a miracle, mark my words. After three summers I now know why beekeepers fall in love, in a sense, with these animals. My own mantra has become, “Bees know everything.” If you haven’t had this moment among these animals, you may not grasp it. But for many of us, honey-bees, with an evolutionary history of a couple of million years, long before the arrival of homo-sapiens, know what they are doing…in the most elegant and breath-taking fashion.
Question for you: Have you ever purchased a graphic print? An art print? Maybe right now, here in early Spring – instead of just another commercial gadget, you might consider a different kind of gift, an art print. How about a Honey-Bee print? Lift someone’s spirits! Giving art, to give prints can be a joyful experience…even in a dismal time such as now. When I give a print, it most assuredly is a joyful experience. In these trying times, think about giving an art print this Easter season.
Prints are all produced using high-quality materials– pigments, papers and framing materials. I invite you to visit often, as the new year moves into latter February. Buy a print every now and again, one that moves you. As the Pandemic seems for the moment to wind down, what better way to celebrate than…with an early spring art print…a lighthouse print, perhaps, or a poster with a patriotic theme, or a Honey-Bee print; not a bad gift choice for a friend or relative.
Two unusual and decidedly helpful features on my art site: The first– WALL Preview, a capability that visualizes your art selection in your specifications as seen in different settings; living room, bedroom, sitting room, conference room, these sorts of things, as referenced, above. Secondly, the Live Augmented Reality feature that allows you to see your chosen art work on YOUR wall…in your setting. Pretty exciting stuff, an under-appreciated feature.
“Business Advice” for day: As Spring weather arrives, the garden season picks up, birds lay their eggs and raise their young, and Queen bees lay their eggs by the thousands, each day, might we do what bees do…in our own lives? In a beehive, there are two requirements for success: survival, and prosperity. It’s a simple proposition, isn’t it? Thank you for looking at these images and thinking about Honey-Bees.
With Easter and Holy Week in mind, now, you may find some prints of a more religious nature in order. Take a quick look. And while you are at it, please peruse my new Exhibit page, purposed to show off to best advantage how some of my original images appear when matted, framed and hung on the wall! More to come, I promise.
In my Americana Poster Gallery you may find other visual selections that resonate with your Spring state of being, please take a look. I can brand these posters for you if interested– contact me. You may find my new NFT art of interest, seen here on Rarible. I will be offering new NFTs of original art as this year continues to unfold. Have fun building your print collection this year. This is viewable on Linktr.ee.
A special thanks for your interest and support of my work.