Swarm


A honey farm was one of four sites worked for one week each during Art Feast on the island.

The bees favourite food flowers from close by were bound into around 100 fragrant and richly coloured forms, dipped in honey scented beeswax, and then suspended inside the cavernous bee skep shaped hollow made by the interlacing branches of two cypress pines.

The slowly spinning and trembling forms were lit up by the rising and setting sun, recalling the life of bees within their colony.

An abstract floor patterning emerged at different times of day – bright yellow Canola flowers (bee favourites), Bulloak needles and constantly moving shadows created a secondary level to the work- a 2D artwork in happenstance, a bonus.


© 2015 by Evette Sunset.