|17 × 22 in
Bee Hive III is a large composition built into an antique wooden gold-tone frame- with a wreath structure made of grape vines in the center to suggest a nest/hive. Birch bark fragments surround the exterior with corn, bachelor button and flower, rose and hydrangea petals, artichoke leaves, poppy seed pods, mosses, grape vine tendrils, lichen and delicate leaves create a jumble of playful textures. Resting on the ‘hive” are antique cloisonné bee broaches. The botanical elements are secured with wood glue and pearlized paint pigments, and gold leaf is applied for embellishment. The composition is glazed with clear lacquer for preservation and enhancement.
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