Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey

Detail from Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey, a work in progress.
ink on paper
© Richard A. Kirk

Here’s a vignette from a new piece that I’m working on called Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey. I always have fun with the title of my pieces, but this drawing had at its heart a serious concern: the devastation we’ve seen in honey bee populations. I’m not a scientist, I am an artist, and so my response is through art. It’s not a message. It’s more a reflection or meditation. The finished piece will appear (in reproduction) in TOME II Melancholia and (the original art) the November beinArt show at Copro Gallery next month.


Moss and lichen from a nearby bog.
© Richard A. Kirk 2013

The weather has been remarkable this past week. I was able to get out to take some reference photographs. This one was taken in a nearby bog.


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  1. Indeed, the honeybee populations have plummeted; many possible explanations, yet none to cause a halt to the decline; I am sure that with your deft skill of blending organic/creature/humanoid/fantasy that what you end up with as the finished product(s) will be quite provocative & stirring; The use of “Lamentation” in the title is perfect…(for it truly is a lamentation…one that just “may” end in a universal grieving and sadness, should “their” complete demise ever come to pass…)

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