Fiber Art by Bebe
Earth first, green artist Bebe wants to bring awareness to the earth’s fragile ecosystem. My work tells a story about the human impact on plants, animals, air, water and life. Highly skilled in a diverse range of mixed media, Bebe’s most recent creations have employed fiber arts. I draw inspiration from natural elements and various materials.
Title: Plight of the Monarchs
Made of natural fibers; the orange butterfly wings are from the Dracaena Cinnabari plant, the body & antennae are pods from the Proboscidea plant. Lateral plaiting was used to make the spiral weave. This kinetic piece represents the Monarchs clustering together to stay warm. The milkweed branches placed as a cross to symbolize the disappearance of the only food that larva need to survive.
This tree represents the impact of deforestation and the relationship it has with global warming and climate change. It is believed that trees/plants soak up more than a quarter percent of CO2 emissions that humans add to the air each year. With the destruction of over 32 million acres of forests each year the CO2 levels are growing out of control and adding to the greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.