|'Hive Mind,' mixed-media |
(Pit-fired clay sculpture, with bees wax comb, faux pearls and paint.)
A difficult piece to photograph, I do not think the photographs do the piece any justice. The pit-fired clay is likened to almost to bronze. A friend of mine said it reminded her of an ossuary, a container or room where the bones of the dead are kept. She was most certainly on the right track. I suppose I was melting the bee hive and the human mind together. There similarities in growth, life, decay, illness and death. This piece was quit labour intensive and took a while to complete. I got a bit sick of it in the end before it was fired but am not happy with the result. Again the computer just doesn't do it justice. I used my cone shape as a base and built on from there, pasting everything together the way a wasp chews and spits out the material it needs to build its paper hives.
I am rambling. The song by the pixies below came afterward but seemed appropriate.