To Bee or Not to Be
Artist: Christine Ahia
Medium: mixed: pastels, watercolor, gouache, collage
Dimensions (inches): 17.5x13.75" unframed
We are continually challenged to provide and nurture our native species and to educate others about the importance of protecting & nurturing habitats for these complex, interdependent communities. The bee depicted in this piece is on the endangered species list and is endemic to Hawai‘i. They are often overlooked, as they are small, live a solitary life, and are seen in native forests, however they are important pollinators.
The artwork incorporates some of the techniques artist and author Eric Carle uses in his books.
Nalo Meli Maoli (Yellow Faced Bee) Hylaeus sphecodoides, Ōlapa Cheirodendron triphyllum, Ōhi‘a Lehua (‘Ōhi‘a Lehua) Metrosideros polymorpha, ‘A‘ali‘i Dodonaea viscosa, Pūkiawe (Pūkiawe) Leptecophylla tameiameiae, Akiapōlaāau Hemignathus munroi, Amakihi Hemignathus virens virens, Apapane Himatione sanguinea, I‘iwi Vestiaria coccinea, Ōma‘o Myadestes obscurus, Elepaio (Hawaii ‘Elepaio) Chasiempis sandwichensis sandwichensis
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