ARTWORK > "End of Bees" Series

Elena Horowitz-Brookes’ recent series, End of Bees, is a lyrical depiction of altered reality concerned with depth and space. Defying her own post-apocalyptic world with whimsy, the alluring colors and flower-like shapes are juxtaposed with a sense of anxiety, urgency even. Striped teardrop shapes echo powerless bees—frustrated without their stinging power, as they spit and ooze into the primordial garden. Elena's often complimentary color scheme is tweaked, creating an acidic charge unexpected in the abstracted fields, while hints of feminism dance in egg shapes around her acrylic works on canvas. Elena's work is a tantalizing look into a world made of earthly elements but still not our own. She explores the richness of those elements and creations just beyond our grasp; not in an attempt to define or categorize, but simply to ponder and admire. In this manner, Elena's paintings and works on paper do not force their viewer to believe any which way. Open for interpretation, they are open arms to exploration and expression.

"Diptych on the Rhein"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
2012
"Fall Out"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2011
"Flight from Chaos"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2011
"The Feed"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2012
"Split Personality"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
2013
"I Thought I Knew You"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
2012
"Zip Line to Nowhere"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2015
"Hurry On Home"
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 24"
2012
"A Taste of Destiny"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
2011
"Time Traverse"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 24"
2012
"Change of Thought"
Acrylic on Canvas
20" x 24"
2011
"Church of Fate"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
2011
"Bloom"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 30"
2011
"Pollen's End 2"
Acrylic on Canvas
48" x 60"
2010
"Pollen's End"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
2010
"Abandoned Hinterland"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2010
"End of Bees #10"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48"
2010
"The Congregation"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48"
2009
"Passing Through"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2009
"God Save the Queen"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 48"
2009
"Rush to Nowhere"
Acrylic on Canvas
36" x 36"
2009
"Rein of Fire"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
2009
"Garden of Disquieting Dreams"
Acrylic on Canvas
24" x 36"
2009