We commemorate our hero's in bronze but accept the cycles of plants and insects as a given. John Rushkin felt plants were only here for our
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 the 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.