Having previously worked with children about awareness of the importance of our native insects and preservation thereof, particularly in the city, in 2006 I had an idea of bringing swarms of bees to public walls and spots.
I started off with drawing a pencil drawing of a bee. I then cut it in linolium and printed bees in oil on newsprint. I then pasted them up around the city of London.
The process of designing, drawing, carving, printing and then pasting the bee was important to me; pasting up photocopies would have been faster and easier but that was besides the point.
This project was also inspired by the New York artist SWOON, who does amazing woodcut and lino prints to paste up in the urban landscape.
One of my bees has been published in the book 'London Street Art'.