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Sarah Hatton's Bee Works - Thousands of dead honeybees arranged into dizzying mathmatical patterns


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Circle 2. Honey bees (Apis mellifera), resin on panel, 2013. (36" diameter)

Sarah Hatton's Bee Works - Thousands of dead honeybees arranged into dizzying mathmatical patterns

Sarah Hatton links neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations, arranging dead bees in mathematical patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed pattern of the sunflower.

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Florid. Honey bees (Apis mellifera), resin on panel, 2013. (48" x 48")

sarah_hatton In "Florid", 500 dead bees are placed in the same seed arrangement found on the seed head of a sunflower. The pattern follows the Fibonacci curve - a sequence found in many spiral arrangements in nature, and one that produces a repetitive, destabilizing effect when you stand in front of it. The vertigo that the viewer feels in the swarm pattern of the sunflower echoes the bees' loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins held within the very thing that provides their sustenance. Circle 1. Honey bees (Apis mellifera), resin on panel, 2013. (36" diameter)Circle 2. Honey bees (Apis mellifera), resin on panel, 2013. (36" diameter) Thousands of bees are arranged in mandala patterns from famous crop circles. Here, the implication is that of the unknown cause and the unknown threat (although we know the cause to be man-made), and crop-based human interference that is, again, causing this mass disorientation.

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Circle 1. Honey bees (Apis mellifera), resin on panel, 2013. (36" diameter)

Mezzotint: Bumblebee Queens by Andrew Tyzack


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‘British Bumblebee Queens’, hand coloured mezzotint, by Andrew Tyzack
A limited edition of 90

‘Six Bumblebees’, Oil on Canvas, by Andrew Tyzack


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‘Six Bumblebees’, oil on canvas, by Andrew Tyzack

Bombus hortorum by Andrew Tyzack


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‘Bombus hortorum’, pencil on paper by Andrew Tyzack

Tyzack & Bumblebee Mezzotint @ Palace Art Fair


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Andrew Tyzack is exhibiting: 'British Bumblebees', an 84 plate, hand coloured mezzotint
with Duckett & Jeffreys @ The Palace Art Fair, London, SW6 17th-19th May 2013

Bee Stained Glass by Pinkie Maclure


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'The Family', stained glass by Pinkie Maclure

The panel is called 'The Family' and it was made for the new Chalmers Sexual Health Clinic in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2011. I was given the theme of 'the family' and I wanted to take the idea of the extended family and include animals, to get across the importance of co-dependance and co-operation. The expression 'the birds and the bees' still used to refer to sexual reproduction sprang to mind. As the bees are so crucial to our own survival, I decided to place a large bee right at the top of the panel. Pinkie Maclure 2013

See more stained glass by Pinkie Maclure: Artisan Stained Glass


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'The Family', stained glass by Pinkie Maclure

Joan Eardley: Happy 2013 from Bees in Art


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Beehives, Approaching Storm, c.1950's. Oil on Board, by Joan Eardley

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