Description of Looking for Lunch
The painting is a conundrum. The bluebird and bees are declining in numbers. The bluebird eats the bees and the berries if no insects are available. The porcelain vine is invasive and when the bees pollinate the flowers more berries are produced which are eaten by birds which spread the seeds for more invasive plants. The vine was purchased in an area where it had not yet reached invasive status. Originally porcelain vines were imported for landscaping because of their beauty.
The Painting juried into the 2017 CPSA 25th International Exhibition in Bethesda, Maryland.