"What I’d Rather Be Doing" by Kjersti Faret
A personal piece. Watercolor, gouache and ink.
This was created because I was feeling stressed. I needed to make a picture about what I’d rather be doing than preparing to graduate, doing tedious written humanities homework, seeing the buildings outside my window, etc. (Sometimes I feel like I’m a country girl trapped in the city)
Also, hello color. I haven’t seen you in a while.
"The link between neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations is a crisis that cannot be ignored.
I have arranged thousands of dead honeybees in mathematical patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed head of the sunflower.
The viewer experiences the vertigo of this lifeless swarm, a dizzying optical illusion that echoes the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins locked within the very source of their sustenance.”