Susan Curington
Views of the Natural World

As the Bee Sees: a Pollinator's Perspective

As the Bee Sees: a Pollinator's Perspective 

I care deeply about the Bees.  This inspired project melds my passion for painting with my passion for our environment. 

I also like to eat, and imagining what might happen if the bees don't survive is pretty daunting.

The Nine 4' x 6' paintings will be traveling from May through October in Oregon.  After the shows, any  not sold will be donated along with rights to the digital images to non-profits such as Oregon Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, Libraries and the Xerces Society.

 

Schedule

May 1-June 30  Beaverton City Main Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton OR 97005

          Opening reception Monday May 13th, 6-7:30 Artist talk, expert talk and chocolate tasting!

July 2-30 Windermere Offices 315 Oak St, Hood River OR 97031

           Opening reception First Friday, July 5th, 5-8

August 26- September 26 LaSells Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331 

October Linfield College  Nicholson Library, McMinnville OR 97128

 

 

 

A humming vibration fills the air as black and gold honeybees dart towards ripe blossoms filled with pollen and nectar.  Pollination occurs as a result of the bee dance, and the plant growth cycle continues – as long as bees are healthy and thrive.

In her one-woman commitment to change, Susan Curington melds her passion for painting with passion for the environment in this super-size exhibit.  Creating “As The Bee Sees: A Pollinator’s Perspective” the artist focuses on food crops most vulnerable to failure in the current state of bee decline.  These large scale paintings magnify food plant flowers as if from a bee’s view as it approaches the plant to pollinate.

The large scale painting format invites the viewer to assume the perspective of a bee. Magnificent visual imagery, vibrant color and magnified scale combine to ignite a visceral reaction in the viewer, eliciting connection, concern and compassion. 

Every human being should show the greatest interest in beekeeping, because our lives depend on it.                                                                                                                                                       ~Rudolf Steiner

Your simple, daily acts of service may not seem like much in and of themselves, but when considered collectively they become just like the one-twelfth teaspoon of honey contributed by a single bee to the hive.   ~ M Russel Ballard