"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"
Painting Currently Available for Purchase
TITLE: Colony Collapse
ARTIST: Edward A. Burke
MEDIUM: Acrylic Paint on Canvas
DIMENSIONS: 30" X 40"
My investigation for this work leads me to a research paper published by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies 2016, "How Rising CO2 Levels May Contribute to Die-Off of Bees," By Lisa Palmer. The research found rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere cause a dramatic reduction of protein in pollen over decades of burning fossil fuels. The lack of protein in this vital food source for honey bees has reduced their reproduction ability, a significant factor in Colony Collapse Disorder. In addition, bees play an intricate role in providing humans with approximately 60% of their food source.
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