h:31cms x w:23cms (unframed)
A while ago a group of children gently and carefully rescued a dying bumble bee and asked if I would put it into a drawing. Some time later I returned to the bee to find it had dried in a most peculiar pose and so I began this drawing. Out for a walk and holding a sweet pea (Lathyrus odoratus), a strange creature encounters a buff-tailed bumble bee (bombus terrestris). Is the unidentified little animal carrying a knitting needle for safety, or is it an entomologist’s pin? All the element are shown 1:1 scale which I think enhances it's oddity.
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