Sarah Hatton - Visual Artist | Cluster (Flower of Life)
sarah hatton, artist, canadian art, bees, dead bees, bee works, colony collapse disorder, CCD, painting, painter, art, bee art, canada, ottawa, chelsea, quebec,
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Cluster (Flower of Life)

The Flower of Life is an ancient geometric symbol that forms a hexagonal floral cluster pattern from overlapping circles. Honeybees rely on their clustering instinct to survive.

Some of the most attractive flowers to honeybees are those with multiple flower clusters, a trait that makes these flowers especially alluring and deadly when exposed to systemic pesticides.

A cluster is the term for the starting point of an investigation for epidemiologists.

I have arranged laboratory-grade petri dishes in this overlapping pattern, each dish lined with a cycle of dead honeybees.

Cluster (Flower of Life). Honeybees, resin on petri dishes, 2015