COMMEMORATION – BEE WORK
We commemorate our heroes in bronze but accept the cycles of plants insects as a given. John Ruskin felt plants were only here for our use or enjoyment; they had no agenda of their own.
Animals and insects were preserved stuffed, or suspended in formaldehyde. It was important to keep the ‘real’ in some way: drawings, even most accurate ones did not satisfy.
This work attempts to retain the ‘real’ object within the piece by sealing in resin the plants and insects I collect.
The new pieces use another form of “keeping’.
Dead bees and other insects are ossified in resin or cast in bronze and presented on metal supports.
At present I am working on a proposal for
‘Custody’ a large group of bronze bumble bees mounted on metal poles 5 feet high with the idea of filling a meadow with these.
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