The Life's Work of 10,000 Bees

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 to Friday, May 23, 2014
Hopkins Hall Gallery


Reception: 
Thursday, May 22 @ 3 - 4PM
 

From the Artist Kristen Spickard:

The installation The Life's Work of 10,000 Bees is a celebration of the incredible accomplishments of the honeybee, as well as a warning to protect these valuable creatures. Using figures from Nobel Prize winner Maurice Maeterlinck's book The Life of the Bee, published in 1901, Kristen Spickard calculated that the life's work of 10,000 bees would be the production of just two pounds of honey. In the installation, 10,000 tiny two-dimensional bees fill the gallery space. These bees have been photographically reproduced in the darkroom from 35 mm film, hand-colored, and cut out individually.

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