Sculpture No. 753_ Tulips and Bee’s
6′ wide by 10′ tall. Material common gardening objects welded and painted with industrial enamel.
These sculptures were made as a visual stimuli to create awareness.
I wanted to create a focus on the bee’s fragility and the concerns of nature. There are real concerns and gigantic impacts of bee’s role in pollination, which brings questions to the future of health, food sources, and humans. The problems beg for better chemical use and disposal practices.
This project extended itself to deep investigation and research. the sculpture was featured on the cover of “Garden Time” and two other publications articals.
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.
Article statistics and more- http://rt.com/usa/mass-death-bees-oregon-090/