The link between neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations is a crisis that cannot be ignored.
I have arranged thousands of dead honeybees in mathematical patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed head of the sunflower.
The viewer experiences the vertigo of this lifeless swarm, a dizzying optical illusion that echoes the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins locked within the very source of their sustenance.
IN THE PRESS:
Huffington Post Arts & Culture: Dizzying Op Art Made From Dead Bees Has An Unlikely Message:
WIRED UK: Artist uses dead bees to create mathematical patterns:
Ottawa Citizen: The best art on view in the capital in 2013:
Ottawa Citizen: Sarah Hatton’s honey bee art & the Colony Collapse Disorder that’s killing hives:
Inhabitat: Canadian Artist Sarah Hatton Turns Thousands of Dead Honeybees Into Dizzying Mandalas
Grist: These works of art are made out of dead bees:
Don’t Panic Magazine, London: Artist uses dead bees to create mathematical patterns:
Complex Magazine, NY: Artist Sarah Hatton’s Dead Bee Art Brings Attention to Serious Environmental Issues:
The Overcast: Newfoundland’s Arts and Culture Newspaper: Visiting Artist Sarah Hatton at the James Baird Gallery: