Protector No. 7: Health
Protector No. 7: Health
No. 7 of the ongoing Protector Series: I will be selling prints and original drawings of Protectors to raise funds for organizations or causes.
The Protector of Health, also known as The Golden Swarm, is a colony of bees that has formed in recent years. Bees, as social insects that live in large, organized groups, know that in order for a society as a whole to be healthy and prosperous, we must take care of each other—when one of us is sick, it effects the whole. The bees of The Golden Swarm are healers, with the ability to cure a human or other animal of their chief ailment, or to improve their health enough for them to live a productive life. The Swarm does this with the thin red threads that they weave in their hives. A bee will visit an ill creature and tie a thread around a part of their body—a finger or wrist, in the hair or fur, or around the abdomen. The recipient will immediately be filled with a loud buzzing sensation and fall into a deep sleep, awakening several hours later much improved. It is unclear how The Swarm choose the recipients of their powers, or where the healing power contained in their threads comes from. The bees of The Golden Swarm colony are related to and look similar to the honey bee, but can be distinguished by the circular red markings on their backs.
Profits will go to Tapestry Health, an amazing health organization local to Western Massachusetts. Here's a description of their mission and services: "Tapestry is rooted in the principles of compassionate, confidential, non-judgmental care for all. Founded in 1973 as the Family Planning Council of Western Massachusetts, the agency has grown over the last four decades to be a leading expert on critical public health issues impacting the region. Today, these services include sexual and reproductive health care, syringe access and disposal, overdose prevention and education, overdose reversal medication access and training, and providing new mothers and their children with nutritional education and support, including 24 hour a day breastfeeding help. Tapestry was founded to ensure women and teens have access to high-quality, confidential sexual and reproductive health care, regardless of income, race, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We remain focused on this mission while opening our doors to provide the broader community with much needed and often controversial care like HIV testing, birth control, syringe access, and STD testing and treatment. Our committed staff is highly skilled and well trained to provide a culturally competent, compassionate health care experience for all in our communities who need it."
The original drawing ($150) is matted and framed in an 11 x 14" frame. Archival prints ($15) are 8.5 x 11", printed on premium Legion Somerset paper.