April 26, 2007

The Bees Knees

As some of you may already know, I'm the recent victim of a pretty gnarly obsession with bees. It started with a visit to the San Francisco Bee Keeping Society, and now I can't seem to escape them. They're everywhere. Yesterday in the New York Times there was an article about the very mysterious and very scary CCD (colony collapse disorder), and then Emily over at Inhabitat posted about this crazy vase made by Studio Libertiny (and some very talented worker bees), and then the folks on BoingBoing pointed me towards the work of Aganetha Dyck, an artist who "collaborates" with bees. Buzzy, indeed.
Vase by Studio Libertiny

Artwork by Aganetha Dyck

1 comment:

Susan said...

Derek, you need to be-friend Mark Thompson. He is an artist/beekeeper and lives in the east bay. He was one of my teachers at CCA and really passionate about bees. Also, my dad used to bee keep in Sunnyvale, CA. He had to stop bc the neighbors didn't like it.