House Home Hive Habitat

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House Home Hive Habitat
35 in
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35 in
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Year
2019
Price
$600.00
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Some years back I replaced a large swath of lawn with native plants and learned to garden. I was thrilled with the abundance of new wildlife. Blooming flowers drew bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

Simple individual acts, such as choosing native plants and avoiding pesticides, support habitats for pollinators. Not only do bees give us honey, they pollinate almost half of our food crops worldwide. But there are alarming reports of diminished and collapsed bee colonies. This abstract house represents the bees’ habitat as well as the home shared by all creatures on earth. An hourglass on the door links to the dire warning, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, man would have only four years to live.”
Materials
Cotton, feedsack fabric, recycled clothing, film strips
Techniques
Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand embroidered

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