Five Stages of the Palm with Bees, 2012-14, Watercolor, archival pigment print on paper, 29” x 63”,
Painted stalks, buds, blossoms and seedpods of a palm tree are layered with a digital photo of palm fronds viewed from above.
Swarming bees are printed on the inside of the Plexiglas. Palms are simultaneously in the process of reproducing and dying.
Healthy swarming bees, crucial to the life cycle of not only palms, but numerous other plants, are printed on the inside of the Plexiglas.