Manchester Bees and Honeycomb Gyotaku Print
I got these bees and honeycomb from a bee keeper in Chorlton, Manchester.
Bees have a short lifecycle and so the specimens I have were all found dead around the hive. Not the easiest of things to print but worth the effort once I got the hang of it!
I've printed these bees with a section of their honeycomb on Thai Mulberry paper measuring around 20x20cm. Once the print is dry, it's wet mounted using the traditional Japanese method of a flour paste. The print is then left for around 24 hours to dry out.
When it is flattened, I sign the print and stamp it with my Hanko.
The print is unique no two prints are ever the same. It will be sent unmounted and unframed. It will be rolled in a poster tube and protected with acid free tissue paper.
Shipping to the UK is free. If you are interested in having the print framed and mount please send me a message.