Friday, March 20, 2015

Art: Beehive Sculptures & Maps


Chinese artist Ren Ri works with honey bees to create these amazing geometric beehive sculptures and maps. His work, Ren Ri: Yuansu Projects, is on display at Hong Kong's Pearl Lam Gallery.






Ren Ri, also an experienced beekeeper, creates these by manipulating honey bee's behavior. First, he places the queen bee at the center of polyhedron box and worker bees start building comb around her. Then, he changes the position of the box every seventh day, which is a reference to the seven days of creation. The new position is determined by a throw of dice, which introduces randomness.

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