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THE GRATEFUL DEAD - THE BEEKEEPER

Artist:Todd Slater
Size:20” x 29”
Colors:7/0
Paper:Holographic White Swirl Foil
Edition:300
Purchase:Todd Slater

”I tentatively titled this Grateful Dead art as "The Beekeeper" during the illustration process.  I knew the bandhad encouraged bee and butterfly conservation in the past thru milkweed seeds and garden pollinator packs being distributed at shows.  That idea stuck with me and a single bee ended up being the genesis of the art here.The sunflower was drawn next as a symbol rooted in psychedelia.  The radial lines from the sun are meant to mirrorthe petals of the flower.  I also made a conscious effort to draw the sun in a way that would compliment Rick Griffin's iconic69 Avalon Ballroom poster.” - Todd Slater



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