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"Watching the Bee" is a piece of re-purposed wall art created from pages from an old and damaged copy Scribner's Monthly from late 1800's.
I fell in love with this book, a bound collection of stories and illustrations that had been published in the literary periodical, but it was artwork that mesmerized me, that served as both inspiration and fodder for this one of kind piece of collaged, antique art called "Watching the Bee."
This little piece of wall art is created with respect for the Earth, with re- and up-cycling as a foundation for creation. Anything that I can do to prevent such items from ending up in our landfills, and that breathe new life into something that no longer serves its original purpose is not only a noble effort, but it is as act of healing, creative expression. It is Medicine.
The substrates are created from layers of corrugated cardboard, cut to size to create a nice base for the image, and collaged with pages from the same Scribner's Monthly book. The felt I used to add contrast and to frame the wonderful illustration is made from recycled plastic bottles.
"Watching the Bee" measures 7.5-inches x 4.5-inches and is ready to hang from a well secured sawtooth hanger.
If you're a bee-keeper, or a lover of the pollinators and honey-makers, you might enjoy this little piece of repurposed art, for it is a reminder of the holistic connections between all things.
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