Thursday, July 12, 2012

Honey Bee

So I'm continuing my bee series with the ever-popular honey bee. Did you realize that there are no honey bees native to North America? They were introduced from Europe in the 1600s. This one is Apis mellifera, the Western or European Honey Bee.

This is a linocut with two sorts of (collaged) chine collé Japanese papers (a patterned pale yellow, and a translucent Mizutama tissue for the wings) on Japanese kozo (or mulberry), 9.25" by 8.25" or 23.5 cm by 21 cm. There are 12 prints in the edition.

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