PolleNation: Bees, Cold Wax, and Melba Cooper
Oil paint and beeswax are a wedding of content and medium in Melba Cooper’s new abstract paintings inspired by the honey bee. PolleNation: Bees, Cold Wax, and Melba Cooper is on view April 8-29 at the Charles Street Gallery in Beaufort. Meet the artist at an opening day reception from 5:30 – 8:30. Cooper says, “The plight of the bees has prompted me to explore this essential insect’s powerful scientific and symbolic meaning. Through intuitive painting, I find luminous beauty, mystery and wellness. In these paintings I imagine and long for the hum of a sacred regard for the Earth.” Cooper invites you into her paintings to inspire your own interpretations. You can even experience a “path of the pollen” process room of her sketches, materials, and insights from science, mythology and literary inspiration.