Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey

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Detail from Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey, a work in progress.
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2013
© 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.

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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.

Richard.

2 thoughts on “Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey”

  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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