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This Artist Collaborates with Bees to Create Amazing Honeycomb Sculptures

Honeycomb Sculptures

Remember that bottle-shaped hive a few months back? Artist Aganetha Dyck has taken this same idea of collaborative art and produced stunningly beautiful sculptures.

Dyck’s interest in inter-species contact led her to experiment with honeybees and porcelain figures. She placed the sculptures in special apiaries and, over the course of weeks and months, they slowly showed signs of honeycomb patterns. What resulted is simply fascinating.

Honeycomb Sculptures

Honeycomb Sculptures

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Honeycomb Sculptures

If you want to check out Dyck’s bee-inspired sculptures, ‘Honeybee Alterations’ will be at the Ottawa School of Art starting March 3rd.

Picthx Aganetha Dyck

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80,000 Bees Create Beautiful 3-B Bottle-Shaped Hive


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To promote their new Highlander Honey Whiskey, Dewar’s, a brand of Scotch by Bacardi, has created unexpected and un-BEE-lievable pieces of artwork with their new campaign. (I’m so sorry, but I couldn’t resist.)  In a project called 3-B printing, they placed 80,000 highlander bees into a clear plastic mold and let them do what bees do best.

When the plastic mold was later removed, a bottle-shaped hive of honeycomb was left behind, strangely beautiful, if slightly terrifying.  It’s an innovative project, and we definitely give it kudos for appreciating the greatness of nature and all, but we hope that Dewar’s closeness with their bees won’t lead to an uninvited guest in our drink later on.

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Now please fly far far away from my nice whiskey.

To see more about how the bottle and (bonus!) a creepy human bust were made out of the honeycomb, check out the production video below. Just be prepared for some very close and personal shots with the little honey-makers.

H/T + PicThx Visual News

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Forked Up Art

These creative and functional sculptures are made out of forks and spoons that have been bent and welded together into people shapes.  They come in four different styles, and each one has fork tine fingers to hold important things for you, like salt and pepper shakers, electronics, or any small objects that will fit in either the small toothpick glass or the larger pencil cup.  Each one is about a foot tall, and would look great in your dining room or kitchen.  ($24.95 each @ Neatoshop)

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1,200 lbs. Statue of Liberty Cheese Sculpture

It took champion cheese carver Troy Landwehr about 4 days to turn a 1,200 pound block of cheddar cheese into the Statue of Liberty. The process was captured in time-lapse and, apparently Troy does not mind carving with a band playing just inches away from him!