Hannah “Bee” Stubee is a local artist, photographer, and musician. Her work reflects on the tension between childhood expectations and the reality of adolescence. Through the lens of pop surrealism and collage, each painting illustrates a realization that contributed to her personal coming of age story. Growing up, she clung to oak trees and bees for support, drawing on their strength and beauty for aid through hardship. Her symbolism often stems from personal associations with nature and how they impacted her worldview and decision making throughout her childhood.