This emergent mixed media is created in response to the Pint of Science Open Call 2021 for collabortive artwork related to scientific topics.
Working with and Sophie Evison, Evolutionary Biologist Assistant Professor at Nottingham University. Her amazing work on the Honey Bee and its environmental plights.
Yas Crawford using 2D and 3D photography creates imagery that acts a backdrop for the production as well as reveal the directional flow of the honey bees. The sun’s position essential for how the swarm navigates. As the sun rises and the pesticides cause devastating effect, the gentle flow of the bees and their navigation systems are interrupted.
Amy Bonsor’s animated element responds to patterns in the structure of the combs, the bees’ processes and lifecycle, and the disruption caused by the prevalence of disease. Paper, stitch, hand drawing and wax were used to reflect hive activities capturing first the methodical pattern, then a disease-disrupted pattern.
Amy Corcoran employs sound as an emotive means of representing processes central to healthy honey bee hives: foraging, communication, and role differentiation. Subsequent disruptions to these sonic patterns symbolise the threats of pesticides, which can ultimately result in a breaking down of hive functioning.