The composition of the piece is based on a barn quilt with arrows pointing inward to a bee resting on a blooming coneflower. At the beginning of the pandemic, I was captivated by the news coverage and was most affected the day the NY Times listed the names of the 100,000 lives lost to the virus. As the pandemic continued through the spring, the phrase "We're all in this together!" became popular. This notion became contradicted by the polarization of wearing a mask and staying home.
I was inspired by the honey bee and it’s habits we need as a community to get through the pandemic. The honey bee has a "hive mind" mentality to help ensure the survival of the whole colony. When the colony is unified, the benefits stretch out into nature, as evidenced by the blooming coneflower.