Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey

Drawings, Exhibitions, Inspiration, Natural History, Photography

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.


TOME II Melancholia


TOME II Melancholia

Last year, I had my work featured alongside some amazing artists, writers and musicians in a massive art book called TOME I: Vampirism and its companion volume Explicitus Est Liber. This year 44Flood is back with a TOME II: Melancholia, and I am happy to announce that I will have new work in the book. The book will be published in December of this year. Please take a few minutes to check out their fundraising campaign to find out more information.