(day shift on overtime)
Mixed media: acrylics, ink, bronzing powder on paper and wood panel
30" x 24"
This piece marks a return to a favorite inspiration: botanical print patterns from the studios
of English Art Nouveau designer William Morris. My "wallpaper" pattern brings to life a
thicket of trumpet blossoms in evening light. A day shift of bumblebees (in approved
Occupational and Safety Administration ear protection headgear) is working overtime to
meet ambitious honey production quotas.
All images © Ron Orpitelli 2008