I'm completely spellbound by the work of Sarah Hatton who is a bee keeper and artist living in Chelsea, Quebec. Like many bee keepers all over the world, Sarah lost her entire bee colony. Instead of burning them like most bee keepers do, Sarah immortalized them by turning them into art.
▶" The link between neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations is a crisis that cannot be ignored.
I have arranged thousands of dead honeybees in mathematical patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed head of the sunflower.
The viewer experiences the vertigo of this lifeless swarm, a dizzying optical illusion that echoes the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins locked within the very source of their sustenance." - Sarah ◀