golden

GOLDEN

2019 || A solo exhibition celebrating pollinators and their fauna.

For pricing information contact Sarah Nelson

This series is focused primarily on native pollinators, created with colored pencil, pen and marker on navy and blue paper. The color blue is widely considered to symbolize wisdom, intelligence, faith, and truth. Some even say heaven.

Throughout art history, artists find themselves inexplicably drawn to this color, like Yves Klein, who held it akin to a higher power. Blue is proven to provide a calming effect, and also represents strength and power in corporate and political spheres.

I am fascinated by pollinators, because they are not what you expect. They are not only bees,but beetles, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bats. They may be small, yet our reliance on them is foundational. They are intricate, intelligent, organized, and beautiful. In recent years however they have begun to decline in population. They are vanishing.

These works are meant to present a glimpse of the the beautiful and complex world of pollination in a new light. Placing them on a color that is considered sacred, true, and powerful. They do not fill the page. They are off center, natural. Most of these illustrations are uncomfortably empty, leaving the subject featured yet isolated.

These small creatures are vital. Throughout ancient religion and mythology they are symbolic of life and death. They were and remain a corner stone source of life for all species.

It’s time to celebrate them. It is time to value them. It’s is time to actively protect them.

We and the world, are better for it.