Reina Apis Mellifera by dasil

Reina Apis Mellifera

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Added: Jun 24, 2007
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acrylics on canvas - 76x61 cm / 30"x24"

Inspired by the world of the honeybees, I completed this work representing the Queen, heart of the beehive.

Her crown is water drop, source of life. Her head is encircled by two workers, protecting and assisting her.

Her garment reminds us of the honey synthesis process: the top section is made of flowers, while the little bee in the central section is the source of creation for the honey coloured dress.

In her hand, an amber egg where are trapped two insects, eternal enemies of the bees, the spider and the wasp. The sceptre in her other hand is made of maple leaves and ‘fleur de lys’, while from the interior of the crystal ball fireflies light up her small world.

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ariadne's picture

I absolutely love the bee-crown. Amazing work!

dasil's picture

I don't necessarily agree with the editors' pick suggestion - but I am certainly flattered you think so

dasil's picture

Thank you to all who posted comments - this one is indeed one of my own favourite

hauntess's picture

Gorgeous detail, colors, everything. I love the crown/hat design.

Guest's picture

ur all pictures must get editors pick

palegreen's picture

It's just great seeing all of your beautiful work here. Gorgeous.

rita's picture

Awesome work - I really like it!!!

faerywitch's picture

This piece is delightful and elegant! I enjoyed all the details,and it's so original!

Art at its best.