Watercolour and ink on paper

I am often inspired to draw or paint insects like bees, dragonflies, butterflies and beetles. I find them beautiful, graceful little messengers to remind us to transform and view things from different perspectives. Bees are hard-working social beings, and on this bee’s thorax there’s a shape of a heart. Reminding us to ‘wake up’ to community living. The title – ‘Kom by’ – is a phrase that are used to tell someone to wake up, but also an invitation to the bee – Kom, by – since bees are crucial pollinators in our ecosystems and food production system.