Taste of Honey
ABOUT THE WORK
Taste of Honey is a small mixed media painting that is part of my Fabled Folk series. The pieces in this series were all inspired by bits of the folk tales that I used in the collage layers.
The Queen Bee tells the tale of 3 brothers out searching for their fortune. Along the way, the youngest of the 3 keeps them from stomping on an ant hill, throwing rocks at ducks, and smashing a bee hive. In the end, they must pass certain tests by a cursed king to free his kingdom and win the hand of his daughter. The creatures saved by the youngest brother come to his aid and help him succeed where the other brothers fail; the final test is determining which of the statues is actually the daughter who had eaten honey before being turned into a statue, which the queen bee quickly determines to repay the kindness paid earlier.