"Dead Bee," Tradigital NFT Artwork, speaks to Colony Collapse Disorder and the dying off of the bee population worldwide. These creations and other traditional art and exhibits stem from my investigation of how rising CO2 levels contribute to the die-off of bees. Researchers found that rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere from manufacturing have caused a dramatic reduction of protein in pollen. The lack of protein in this vital food source for honey bees has reduced their reproduction ability significantly. This reduction in bees will considerably impact food resources; bees help provide approximately 60% of man's agricultural foods.
TITLE: Dead Bee
TOOLS USED: Acrylic Paint, Graphite, Canvas, Computer
PRINT: Mono Print 36" x 45"
Drawing Currently Available for Purchase
TITLE: Somewhere Beneath the Sea
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Graphite Pencil, I00% Rag Paper
DIMENSIONS: 15” x 21”
This work depicts submerged plastic debris in the world's oceans damaging the living coral by blocking sunlight from reaching the corals, leading to low-oxygen conditions that allow disease-causing bacteria to thrive and damage or kill the coral.
The name "Brain Coral" is given to the Muscidae and Merulinidae coral families due to their resemblance to the human brain. These coral species are found in shallow waters in most of the world's oceans. Flowering reefs are part of a vital reef-building as a habitat for sea life.
Note: The pencils for this drawing are a gift from my dear friend Line Petersen, Bethel CT Studio.
NOTE: This artwork is a drawing shipped rolled in archival paper inside a mailing tube. Shipping and Handling within the United States are accounted for in the pricing.
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