Weight and Balance: Consider the Bees Digital Print-- 4 AVAILABLE
Weight and Balance is 8x10 inches, and comes matted with a backer board in a protective mylar sleeve. It will fit a standard for a 14x16 frame.
The prints is made with archival inks except for the final layer. That layer is printed with a soy-based ink that will slowly fade over time, changing how you perceive the print.
Consider the Bees is a series of digital prints that explore our relationship to bees.
Some of the prints are works on paper, others are laser-etched on wooden panels. The prints are designed by layering imagery from several sources: old books, decals, and my own drawings. The primary source of images is an 1892 copy of the Encyclopedia Britannica. I am captivated by this resource--its beautiful small etchings and letterpress, and the difference between the knowledge they thought was important then and what we think is important now. The knowledge lost is just as poignant as the knowledge gained.
I want these prints to reflect the complex and fragile relationship we have with bees, and by extension with nature. We have worked with bees throughout human history, but we now threaten them: partly due to our prosperity, often simply because we are unwilling to admit that we do not know what we do not know. Rather than suggest easy answers, the prints simply ask us to pause and consider.
This print project is an extension of my ongoing installation project Consider. In that project viewers are invited to walk a wooden labyrinth covered in life-size ceramic bees. The last installation of Consider had approximately 1500 bees and took up at 20’ x 20’ gallery. My goal is to continue the project until it has 10,000 bees, approximately the size of a small honeybee hive.
There are 4 prints in this edition.
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