Bees of California: Art, Science, & Poetry
Bees of California: Art, Science & Poetry is a book that responds to the tragedy, beauty, and importance of bees. The ecological, taxonomic and artistic work in this book is based on real-world research and paints the problem of bee diversity and bee population decline. Over 20 illustrations and haikus were contributed by UCSC artists. I contributed the illustrations presented on this page; Bombus vosnesenskii (yellow-faced bumble bee), Peponapis pruinosa (squash bee), and a wing illustration. I also visually directed and created the book itself, which included creating the cover, choosing the font and layout design, and editing all the artwork to print-ready quality.
Bees of California is available on Amazon, the Norris Center for Natural History and the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History.