Whoa, I'm an instructor at the OSA and I hadn't even noticed this. It's gorgeous!
Unrelated... It gave me a flashback of one of the first multimedia sites on the web (also features some early computer animation):
- - - W A X W E B - - - D a v i d _ B l a i r - -
"Wax or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees"
My family kept bees when I was growing up so I've certainly had exposure; nonetheless I find the hexagonal grid of inspect colonies to be an extremely unpleasant and unsettling sight. Is that just my particular hangup, or a genetic stinging-insect aversion?
I love the idea and execution of these sculptures, it's super tight; but the subject matter does nothing for me. The technique seems wasted on trite scenes from Versailles, IMHO. Still, it's pretty neat. I can respect that the artist chose it as a way to present this technique.
That's very pretty. Many of my older sister's friends had a beehive hairdo back in the day, but these are the first ones I've seen made by real bees.
bee comb is a beautiful thing. i hope they were well paid in honey. bees got enough to deal with nowadays.
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