Madonna and Bee?

Madonna and honey beeAndy Warhol proved that the mundane soup can qualifies as art. In some people’s eyes. A friend sent to me a link to an E-Bay art sale: Madonna and Bee. I suspect the less I say about this, the more respectful I will be. But what the heck. I’ve seen a lot of Marys in my travels. They tend to look like the girl in this image. Young, very pale-skinned – just like the European artists who create her. So, this E-Bay special is not atypical. Except perhaps for the bee she is cuddling. And the rather mischievous look on her face. And the halo – certainly not your typical 16th century Madonna halo. Other than that, it’s not so different from anything else you’ve seen.

I don’t know anything about the artist of Madonna and Bee. But if he/she is reading this blog entry, please send me a note – and explain yourself! Did you create this lovely print just for the money and fame, or is there a deep philosophical message? Or is this simply a celebration of two of the most beloved characters in western civilization? For the rest of you reading this, I’m sure you want a copy. It’s just $5. Plus $2.50 shipping. Mounted in a $60 frame (which you need to supply yourself) you will have an heirloom which future generations will fondly remember you by. Get out your credit card and follow this link!

There are only 10 prints left, so hurry. Unless you’d prefer the Laughing Jesus print, also available on E-Bay.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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