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« on: March 04, 2013 06:14:49 AM »

This piece was for a show in NY.  I had to depict one of the five senses using a part of the body.  I decided to depict sight and the visual legacy we artists leave to future generations.

The piece is pretty small, but I was pleased with how it turned out.  The eye is painted in gouache and the bees are marker and ink on bristol board.



From the side to show the framing and how the bees are raised:


And this is how small the bees are:
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2013 06:27:04 AM »

As a beekeeper, I find this absolutely stunning.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2013 06:31:27 AM »

Provocative and mildly disturbing...beautifully executed...love the dimensional bees...so tiny and yet so detailed!  I am intrigued by the theme of the show and curious as to what other senses you thought about doing, if any...Was it a juried show? I would hope your piece got some positive recognition...it is very different!

Just love your work... Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2013 07:25:58 AM »

WWWWWHHHHHHHAAAAAATTTT?Huh This is AMAZING!! And as much as I love EVERYTHING you do, I think this is my fave. It most definitely ROCKS. (and I want it. Desperately.)
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2013 07:46:55 AM »

Wow, this is amazing!
No matter how small it is, it is a true and unique work of art.
You are very talented.
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2013 07:51:36 AM »

Provocative and mildly disturbing...beautifully executed...love the dimensional bees...so tiny and yet so detailed!  I am intrigued by the theme of the show and curious as to what other senses you thought about doing, if any...Was it a juried show? I would hope your piece got some positive recognition...it is very different!

Just love your work... Cheesy
It was an invitational show and there was only one award......I knew I didn't have a chance at the award as I was up against some of the top illustrators in the country!!  I was just thrilled to be invited.  I pretty much knew right away what I wanted to do so there wasn't much thought involved.  There are a few issues with the painting as far as structure of the eye, but it reads well enough (I have enough trouble with gouache.....I didn't want to screw it up since I had a REALLY limited time period to complete it).

It was auctioned off to support art acquisition for the museum.  It wasn't the highest grossing piece, but it did well.....very well.

I just did a piece a few weeks ago for another fundraiser.  I have it right now to put a coat of varnish on it and as soon as it's dry enough to scan I'll post it.  It's already been purchased (there was a bit of a bidding war).
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« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2013 09:37:44 AM »

wow, this is just amazing
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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2013 11:13:40 AM »

Wow that is beautiful! They honeycomb eye is amazing!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2013 07:53:14 AM »

GAH! Your brush strokes are sweet like sugar. Very well done. I LOVE the 3D bees. You've captured the varying textures with precision and style. LOVE it. Everything you do makes me want to throw my paint brushes at something. lol Keep it up!! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2013 02:50:24 PM »

This is just crazy cool! I have a small bee obsession, and this is just an amazing concept. (And beautiful work!)
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« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013 09:32:52 AM »

I love the bees (and that they are dimensional!) and I've just noticed the amazing honeycomb iris!!!  So awesome Grin
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