Cluster (Flower of Life)
Conceptual artist. Passionate about science, art and nature - using my voice against #climatechange. My Bee Works raise awareness of global bee decline.
sarah hatton, artist, canadian art, bees, dead bees, bee works, colony collapse disorder, CCD, painting, painter, art, bee art, canada, ottawa, chelsea, quebec, coral, coral reefs, tipping point, climate change

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