Jul 3, 2016

Edge of Creation, Edge of Extinction

Edge of Creation, Edge of Extinction, 6x6", oil on canvas on wood panel

Joanne Knobel of Knobel Honey in Australia kindly gave me permission to use her beautiful photo of one of her sweet bees as the reference for this painting.  I loved painting this little lady, and the significance of her standing on the edge of the honeycomb - broken or building? - representing how bees too are on the edge of survival, battling mites, bacteria, emf and countless other hazards, especially pesticides.  I'm happy to highlight ethical beekeepers, whose role in the food system is integral and should be applauded with every pollinated fruit and vegetable we raise to our mouths.  Thank you Jo!  xo