Sculpture No. 753_ Tulips and Bee’s
Found common gardening and household objects welded and painted with industrial enamel.
Was made for a conversation in awareness shedding light on the fragility of nature and the concerns with the bees role in pollination and their health.
Thousands of bees die- “To our knowledge, this is one of the largest documented bumblebee deaths in the Western U.S. It was heartbreaking to watch,” Rich Hatfield, a conservation biologist at the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, said in a press release about the incident.
“They were literally falling out of the trees,” he added, describing the mysterious scene at a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, Ore. Between Saturday and Wednesday, the bodies of about 25,000 dead bumblebees had littered the Target parking lot, perplexing scientists and conservationists.
Artical statistics and more- http://rt.com/usa/mass-death-bees-oregon-090/