it really does..
KUNST IN DER NATUR
Honey is food for the bees. By placing the works in their
natural habitat I could return something to the bees.
Tastes like honey
It really does!
a multi-sensual work
you may smell honey,
hear the humming of bees,
become part of the light scenes.
Two hanging beekeepers
Fine mesh coated with
Beeswax & Honey
Raw beeswax and honey rests ready for melting
Detail with a Bumblebee
In the beginning the works were full of bees.
They must have felt at home?
Return to the bees
Honey is food for the bees.
Wax is created by
worker bees chewing honey,
to build honeycomb cells.
To produce 1 kg of beeswax the bees
need to sacrifice 6 kg of honey
Dipping, dripping, painting
with beeswax & honey
Detail from the cloth at the foot of the tree
The first days I noticed that the work
attracted many different bees,
some wasps, hornets,
a butterfly and ants.
(Possibly other beings
came along and got a taste of it
too, when I was not there).
Under the sun
in the rain
out of fine mesh
coated with honey
go up in their
I will document the process of decay
Hanging Beekeeper, detail
Left: Imprint of a hole
On July 16th I dug a hole in
the ground and filled it up
with beeswax.This is how it
Imprint of a hole
Hole in the ground filled
<< DOCUMENTATION >>
The sweet smell and taste, as the yellow colour, washed away
Works in the winter after,
on February 7th, 2021
3 Hanging beekeepers, whitewashed - photo from the backside
Fungi or mould growing on the wax skin
Most noticeable change:
Rain and other (weather) circumstances
washed away the golden yellow colour
of the wax.The works still have a thin
white wax coating though, making them
last longer. Nature left new traces
on this tissue:
a skin coloured fungi or mould?
Subtle pink, brown and grey colours
replaced the yellow gold.
Cloth with only a subtle yellow colouring.
Beeswax with leaves and acorns from the oak tree.