Orchibee by Mark Sheeky

G419A Orchibee
Oil on panel
May to Jun 2012, Size 260x225mm

Detail from Orchibee by Mark Sheeky Detail from Orchibee by Mark Sheeky Detail from Orchibee by Mark Sheeky

About this painting
Painted as a response to the earlier painting, Summer Bee, I wanted to paint a honey bee rather than a bumble bee, and include more artistic content.

We see a bee and a flower. Is this a flower or a bee? The daffodil gives us a clue, a reference to narcissism perhaps. A bee then, transformed into a flower. A creature transformed into what it desires, what it thinks about and wants. A single creature transformed by solitary obsession into its fantasy.

Technical details
This painting is hexagonal and features a custom-made frame. Veneer covers the corners and the frame is finished in gloss with black paint. The black border seen on this page is a simple digital mock-up to give an impression of the final work.

Orchibee
Private collection.