Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, drawing in pastel, oil stick and metallic paint Support: tar paper
Primary Insc: inscribed throughout in pastel, 'Alimentor canal/ and SALIVARY GLANDS of/ WORKER/ The ANATOMY of the HONEY/ BEE/ thanks to SNODGRASS./ Showing tracheal system/ 3-5-91/ Swainsonia/ Swainson pea/ (Swainsonia Galigifolia)/ addicted to Horses cattle & sheep may get 'peaqstrike' from Darling Pea/ (Swaqinsonia galigifolia)/ addicted to its halluyccinating qualities,/ Bee brood might be poisoned/ 4-5-91/ 'Yellow Box'/ eucalyptus Melliodora/ Banksia/ 11-6-91/ Smokers/ Apis Mellifera/ Worker Drone Queen/ Honey extractor/ electric/ honey knife/ (cappings)/ Coral gum/Oxen into Bees/ Democratus (460-370 B.C.)/wrote of this miracle./ 1842 AD - it was said that a certain Carey performed the miracle/ in Cornwall, England./ 15-6-91/
Tertiary Insc: Mouthparts of the / worker Bee after / Snodgrass / Bees bring the delicate filament of Life / to the Earth, Bejskip / (bee ship) / and the bees bear the Scandinavian souls to the / HEAVENS.'
sheet 98.0 h x 625.0 w cm
: Purchased 1991 Accession No
: NGA 91.900
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane, December 1991.