Susan Curington
Views of the Natural World

As the Bee Sees: a Pollinator's Perspective

Nine 4' x 6' paintings of Bee pollinated human food crops, from the point of view of the Bee. 

2019

May 1-June 30  Beaverton City Main Library, 12375 SW 5th St, Beaverton OR 97005. Opening reception Monday May 13th,  6-7:30 pm. Artist talk by Susan Curington, expert talk by Glen Andresen.  We have a real "observation hive" and chocolate tasting!

July 28-August 22 Columbia Center for the Arts, 215 Cascade Avenue, Hood River OR 97031.  Opening reception First Friday, August 2nd, 5-8 pm.  Door prize!

August 23- September 26 LaSells Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR 97331. Artist's Reception Friday, September 6th, 5:30-7:30

September 27-November 8 Nicholson Library, Linfield College, McMinnville OR 97128.  Opening reception Wednesday, October 2nd, 7 pm. Zerces Society speaker.

March-April 2020 Hillsboro City Hall, Hillsboro OR 97123

BeeDazzled

 

 

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. 

 

 

  

 

To Support the Bees Sees Project, click here!

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the shows, any unsold paintings 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.

 

 

Support the Bee Sees Project

This Exhibit supported in part by a Grant from Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC)