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Celestial Bodies 5# - Bees
Celestial Bodies 5# - Bees
Acrylic and pencil on Celestial/Astrological Map from 1845, 27.5x22cm (2013)

Bees do not seem to be bound by the same laws of nature we are. With the very lightness of thought they defy gravity, especially the bumble bee being seen to fly backwards in a way tat should not really be possible, just as at home in the air as on earth. Forming a link between heaven and earth, conscious and unconscious...

Historically the Egyptians were the first to raise bees, to them the bee was a creature that tranformed the warmth of the sun's rays into golden sweetness in a sacred alchemical process. Our ancestors associated the honey-making process with divine wisdom, and to consume sucha substance could inspire poetry, truths and prophecy...

Like humans, bees have their own society with a hierarchy of Queen bee, worker bees and drones, which to me strongly relates them to our way of life - working hard and co-existing together, yet they have these divine qualities of being able to fly and create nectar which elevates their status beyond us mere mortals....
.... commented on February 8, 2013 7:28am
I love this!
Texnotropio commented on February 8, 2013 7:39am
wonderful piece
Inna Baranovich commented on February 8, 2013 7:45am
Wonderful work!
LOUISE MCNAUGHT commented on February 8, 2013 7:55am
thank you, i really enjoyed making this piece :)
Nyxaboneflowers commented on February 8, 2013 8:42am
Wonderful piece!
TaLins commented on February 8, 2013 10:57am
Awesome work!