Everyone from a certain generation remembers these adorable Fisher-Price bee toys. Two Bee or Knot to Bee came about, predictably enough, because I had two of them sitting together on a shelf in my studio. I defy anyone to say the words “two bees” without launching into some impromptu Shakespeare!
Here, the two bees tie the knot over a bound copy of Hamlet, with the building blocks on either side spelling out the famous phrase.
The toys featured are the classic Buzzy Bee by Fisher-Price and his lady cohort, Queen Bee with her sweet little crown. These pull toys were introduced in the 1950s and have been made continuously ever since.
If you like Two Bee or Knot to Bee, I invite you to view the companion print, Bee My Honey.
Two Bee or Knot to Bee was included in a 2012 Southwest Art magazine article on my work: “Richard Hall’s trompe-l’oeil paintings beguile with wit and nostalgia”