I’ve created a virtual composite of the work I’ve done so far. Over 14,000 bees here out of the estimated 50,000 that will make up the complete colony. I”m just under a third of the way through the project. My studio space is not large enough to put the entire piece together, even in these early stages ( it’s 18′ x 12′ in size and growing), so this image is very cut-and-paste looking, although it still does not show the individual sheets of silk tissue (18″ x 24″) on which the bees are printed. All the sheets will be dipped in melted bees wax and then joined together to create the final work.
This work looks beautifully obsessive and I can hardly wait to see it in person. There’s a lovely energy in the idea of your studio being so close to me, where you are working away on theses amazing pieces.