Friday, December 12, 2014

European Wasp Woman

Aside from some minor finishing touches, the second work I made at the Art Vault is also done. What a touchy subject she proved to be. The European Wasp Woman is arguably the feistiest of all introduced species. Beware the sting in the tail of this femme fatale of the homo-insecta world. Unlike honeybees, which die after they have stung once, most wasp species will sting over and over again, just because they can.

Pictured here in selected developmental stages: European Wasp Woman, 2014, watercolour and pencil on Khadi paper, 41.91 x 29.72 cm: