Eucalyptus macrocarpa and bees

Coloured pencil on paper
67 cm H x 67 cm W


This flower is larger than life, a striking flower which attracts the eye. Life and wear and tear is evident on these leaves, which fascinated me. The flower support life to the fullest, with bees attracted to the bright red flowers and spiders living quietly within the leaves. I wanted to capture the strength and fragility of this plant, as well as the buzz of life.