Kelly Heaton Artist Explores the Phenomenon of Colony Collapse Disorder

Artsy Sep 28, 2015

Kelly Heaton is a mad scientist of sorts. A beekeeper who lives in North Carolina with degrees in both science and fine arts, she takes full advantage of her multifaceted background in her new exhibition, “Pollination.” Spanning photography, sculpture (both still and kinetic), painting, botany, homemade art supplies, and hand-crafted perfume, the diverse show is bound together by a central metaphor that compares currents of electricity to the activity of bees. Heaton visualizes and entwines the two invisible forces—electricity and pollination—questioning the relationship between natural and manmade environments.  

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