05 Nov The Hive Project
In May of 2012 I came across a listing for art submissions for a show called “Plight of the Pollinators.” I began reading about the disappearance of honeybees and the mysterious phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). With a little research I found out that since 2006 around 30% of honeybee colonies are dying each year in the United States, with losses greater than that in some areas. I found no clear answer as to the cause of the collapse, but the bees had captured my attention. I produced “Vaya con Dios and Daisies” in response to the call for art, but was unable to let the bees go and they became the focus of my art for the next two years. In April, 2013 I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to have time to produce my first solo show and to raise awareness and involve my community in the production of what became The Hive Project.
For the full online version of this exhibition, click here.