Bumblebee Commission

Bumblebee Commission

Oil on Canvas, 2014
Dimensions: 108 inches x 66 inches

In 2013 a young man asked me if I
would make him a giant oil painting
of Bumblebee. He said that his
girlfriend was the world's biggest
Bumblebee fan, and a massive painting
would make a great surprise birthday
present. The piece depicts references
that are personal to their relationship.
The flag of Nicaragua, the country where
they first met, adorns one of the
tiny golden Bumblebees on the bottom
right. A tiny landscape of Spokane,
where his girlfriend was raised, is
depicted underneath the large
Bumblebee figure. Unfortunately,
when I delivered the painting I
discovered that his girlfriend likes
actual bumblebees, not the Bumblebee
from Transformers. It was awkward.

Bumblebee Commission

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Bumblebee Commission

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