My work will be making appearances in two exhibits this month, and both are opening on June 10th. Bee there, or bee square!
'Bee Squared' and 'Euglossa' will be in Los Angeles, for 'Something Wild in My Garden' and both are available now with Cactus Gallery. See more photos in the online shop.
4x4" acrylic on 1" deep artist-wrapped canvas
mixed-media sculpture 10”L x 10”H x 17”W
See more works like this one in my gallery.
Work-in-progress video of 'Euglossa' creation:
More videos of Euglossa in-progress can be viewed on my Youtube channel.
110 species within genus Euglossa have so far been identified, including Euglossa dilemma. They are typically bright metallic blue, green, coppery, or golden.
A native of Central America (Costa Rica to Mexico), Euglossa dilemma was first detected in Florida in 2003. Euglossa dilemma have since been found in Texas as well.
It is thought that Euglossa dilemma was introduced to the US by accident; perhaps a nest was transported north in a wooden structure such as a pallet.
Euglossa dilemma are specialized to visit particular species of neotropical orchid; the male uses the fragrances during courtship. In Florida, Euglossa dilemma have successfully adapted to breed with the presence of any orchid.
(Source Material: Wikipedia)
'Something Wild in My Garden' opens June 10 with Cactus Gallery, Los Angeles and runs through July 15, 2017.
Exploring the plight of urban wildlife: Many of our furry and feathered friends have been evicted from their habitat by an exploding human population. In our search for progress, we are destroying their natural environment. In turn wildlife are forced into our residential areas, in order to find food for survival.
Opening with the Second Saturday Art Walk, it will appear at two locations: La Bomba Vintage (195 W. 2nd St.) and DPOA's Metro Gallery (119 W. 2nd St.). Exhibit runs June 10 through July 1, 2017.