Since 2008 the number of wild bee colonies has dropped precipitously. This trend should be received with alarm.  A comprehensive study of this phenomenon identified seven contributing factors which operate independently and in combination.  Two of those factors are human - certain pesticide use and the decimation of urban flora upon which bees "hop" to transit long distances.  The background in this artwork is almond trees which rely heavily on bees for pollination.  

- Michael Fischerkeller

An Omen (Bee Colony Collapse Disorder)

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



This artist is currently away from their studio. Artwork will ship on January 22, 2018.

Michael Fischerkeller
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Getting to Know Michael

Michael’s work focuses on issues of social justice and the environment. He selects a subject through contemplative meditation and begins researching the topic. Then Michael sources imagery, digitally manipulates it, and creates stencils. The artist uses spray paint to bring his scenes to life, employing heavy symbolism to illustrate his ideas. Each element of a composition holds meaning. Stylistically, Michael’s figures are inspired by 18th and 19th Century art history yet treated with a street-art makeover.