Lamentation for the Last Drop of Honey

Drawings, Exhibitions, Inspiration, Natural History, Photography
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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.

TOME II Melancholia

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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.