Lead by designer Derrick R. Cruz
, a group of artists in New York has collaborated on a project called "A New Hive"
to raise awareness and funds for the plight of the very important, yet often forgotten, honeybee. The global impact of Colony Collapse Disorder is affecting bee populations at an alarming rate, raising much concern over not only the future of these populations, but the plants they pollinate, and the ecosystems that are affected by their decline.
A show was set up at Earnest Sewn, and featured a dark, anachronistic display loaded with natural objects, symbolism, and about 200 pounds of honey.
The proceeds from the art sold, as well as donations to the project
go to support honeybee research, education, and development of sustainable beekeeping practices. For more information about Colony Collapse Disorder, click here
Igor Siwanowicz has amassed a staggeringly large portfolio of otherworldly creatures that live right under our feet. Capturing images of insects (among other critters) through a macro lens, Igor manages to show the real beauty of nature in all of it’s chromatic and detailed glory.
What strikes me most about this collection is just how many variations of mantids there are in the world, all of which look like they should be carrying a laser-gun. Pew pew