Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Conscientious Pollen Painter

A sort of human bee carrying on the work of pollination. I drew and photographed this a couple of days before Vancouver blogger Nao posted about her BeeCause Pollination Project, working to foster honeybees in neighborhood gardens. Bee populations have recently suffered mysterious losses in population and are in need of help in surviving.

17 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

it is just because of the non-organic agriculture that use quimistry that kills the bees and they are geting in extinction all over the world .
nice image by the way !!!

mum said...

what Caio Fernandes said. Not just the insecticides but also the millions of acres of genetically modified corn, beans, peas, etc. An important project.

On a goofier note, the beeman reminds me of a very stern-looking professor of Economics I once saw dressed up as a bee, holding his briefcase and off to his lecture one Mardi Gras in Montreal. It was the only time in my life I ever wanted to sit in on a lecture in Economics :-)

cheers, Susan.

ger said...

Perhaps he should ask Greenpeace to assist him with a ladder or something...

Titus said...

I like the fragility of this: the flower, his hold.
Precarious, like the bee situation.

Tom said...

just this morning i saw several honey bees on my autumn sedum...hopefully that is a good sign.

btw, love this drawing and the botonical theme...a whole colony of these little guys would go to town in my garden.

Totalfeckineejit said...

That's a funny picture,I like it.Do you have NO wind in California??

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful character. I love that you gave him stripes.

ArtSparker said...

C & M - The cause no doubt originates with human activity.

tanaudel said...

I just hope he's holding on tight!

Harnett-Hargrove said...

I REALLY like this one a lot! The forced perspective works, and he's so darn precarious. -J

ArtSparker said...

Jane - As are we all.

Ande said...

I loved this artwork! I've done some investigating into his and the cause of bee death is (in Europe. at last) is that the big companies in this industry has recently breed some sort of tame bees which falls prey to all kind of diseases. However, they yield a bigger profit. :£

mouse (aka kimy) said...

I glad the little fella is dressed for the job!

bindu said...

I love this one!!

Sadia Hussain said...

This ones really cool! I like how you've made him seem so committed !
Great work!

Jasmine said...

Bee projects are so worthwhile. I'd miss the bees if they were not with us. So beautiful. Makes me think twice about buying cut flowers!

Jasmine said...

Oh, and the picture is beautiful.