Compass, 32X32 inches, drawing and print collage, 2013. Original available.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera): When a colony becomes too large, a portion of the bees (usually about half) will leave the hive with a new queen. This swarm of bees may contain thousands of individuals. The bees cluster together and send out scouts to find a new colony site. The scouts find potential homes, then decide together which is the most ideal site, waiting for an 80% consensus before moving to their new home.
This desire for consensus and new direction drove the development of this piece.
Rhea is an artist and illustrator who specializes in printmaking, drawing, and comics. Rhea has a BFA from UW Madison and has worked in the world of arts and comics for 10 years. Rhea currently lives and works in Wisconsin, surviving the harsh winters by hibernating in an apartment that is two thirds art studio, one third science lab.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.