Living With Insect Art

beeswax lamp

Collaborative Bee Art
Artists: Aganetha Dyck, William Eakin and Honeybees

Artist Aganetha Dyck has been working with honeybees for 20 years. Her honeybee art involves placing objects in bee hives where they are covered with wax by the bees. Unfortunately, her exposure to bees has led to an allergy to bee stings. She continues to work with bees by enlisting a collaborator, photographer William Eakin. Dyck directs the placement of objects in the bee hive by Eakin and Eakin photographs the results. The result is an aesthetically appealing work of art that is a collaboration between humans and insects.

Their work is part of an exhibit: Animal Intent at the Apexart in New York City. The exhibit is a celebration of collaborations between humans and animals. The exhibition is open through March 18.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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