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Fable of the BeesBy Malinda Jayasinghe

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US$ 700



Graphite, Graphite, charcoal and newspaper cutouts on paper

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Dimensions: 76.2cm (H) x 55.9cm (W) / 30" (H) x 22" (W)

Note: Actual colours may vary due to photography & computer settings.


This item ships from Sri Lanka

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Artist Statement

Based on the poem, ‘A Grumbling Hive’ by Bernard Manderville which compares the collapse of a bee hive to a modern capitalistic economy which abandons desire in return for living with honesty and virtue (private vices, public benefits). The artwork takes a similar yet distant stance from the poem in which the dependability of consumerism for a modern economic model is depicted.


Artist Profile

Born: 1992
Hometown: Colombo
Based in: Colombo

b. 1992, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Malinda pursued a career in the corporate world after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance. Upon gaining 5 years of experience in various fields such as Finance, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, he focused on pursuing a career in Visual Arts in …


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