Kelly Heaton The Honeybee as Artistic Messenger

Hyperallergic Oct 19, 2015

In 2013, artist Kelly Heaton had a vision of a magnificent bee appearing in the darkness, illuminated by an iridescent aura. Over the next few years, she explored bees from every angle, learning beekeeping, building kinetic sculptures based on hive behavior, crafting perfumes from bee-friendly flowers, and painting an interpretation of that initial insect manifestation. Her multifaceted approach to bees and how they can reflect everything from fertility to technology is on view in Kelly Heaton: Pollination at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

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