The Artisans Gallery Team was challenged by one of their own, Roxana Villa of Illuminated Perfume, to create honey bee inspired creations to celebrate her passion for beekeeping and draw attention to the dwindling bee population. Along with the variety of amazing handmade finds many of us are participating in a series of blog posts started on June 24th with the Artisans Gallery Team, Blog it Forward-Bee Up. Yesterday Jen over on Sewn Natural Studio shared some fascinating statistics as well as some of her bee inspired creations.
As a visual oriented person I am intrigued by the structure of the combs, the layers, the colors and the pattern that can be found in a honeycomb. My original acrylic abstract collage, Brood Comb, is a study in the patterns and shapes I see in the natural structure.
Brood Comb- acrylic paint and collage paper with metallic (gold) ink detailing
on 1 ½ inch deep, gallery wrapped canvas 16 x 20 inches (40.64 x 50.8 cm)
Here are just a few of the other honey bee inspired creations from my fellow Artisans Gallery Team~
1. Decorate the Diva 2. Illuminated Perfume 3. Piping Hot Papers 4. Jessica Torrant 5. Blue Bicicletta 6. Slinkymalinkicat 7. Star Bags 8. Jealousy Design 9. Knot Original 10. Ixela 11. Sea Pinks 12. The Joy of Color 13. Little Saplings 14. Sewn Natural