Bumblebee Waltz, began as a photo of a bumblebee hard at work on a rhododendron bloom in front of my house on Pleasant Hill near Morgantown, West Virginia. This mandala was the first bee piece I did and I just enjoy the whimsy of it. I’m not really sure if the bumbles are waltzing, but they do seem to be holding hands in some sort of dance. Enjoy the art, but also let it be a reminder of the plight of our nation’s pollinators. Widespread use of insecticides has endangered several species of bumblebees, which face extinction if we don’t change our agricultural practices. Being aware is the first step towards being part of the solution.
Enjoy this piece as a high-quality 14″ x 14″ giclee print on fine watercolor paper, beautifully prepared in a varnished cherry-tone wood frame with acid-free, round-cut cream mat and UV acrylic glazing. The finished size is approximately 16″ x 16″, including the frame; big enough to allow you to dive in and really enjoy all the fine detail of the mandala. If you plan to use or gift this mandala as a mediation piece, this is the perfect size. A copy of the original photo and the story of the piece are included on the back.