"This piece is one of the most intuitive pieces painted for my latest show “Des Colores”. Rather than drawing out the piece to begin with, I worked very loosely, inventing on the canvas. I used a style I have been developing which is based on a technique used on lacquerware from the state of Michoacan in Mexico. This is my favorite, and easiest piece from that show.
"All the works in the show had titles that didn’t seem to fit the works, and instead pointed to real problems in the real world. The idea was to recreate that intellectual dissonance I’ve been feeling by presenting something visually beautiful, but pairing it with a thought of something really quite sad and dangerous. In this case, “No Birds, No Bees” presents a simple beautiful pattern of poppies. The title however, points to the real fact that the planet is experiencing an alarming loss of pollinator bees, as well as a dramatic and documented loss of half of all bird species in North America." – Jet Martinez