The Easel

This Sculpture is Controlled by Live Honeybees

Research into honey bees inspired the centerpiece sculpture at Britain’s MilanExpo pavilion. Acclaimed at the time, it has now been reassembled in London’s Kew Gardens. Sensors in a real beehive in a nearby meadow control lights within the sculpture and a soundscape recording. “We can get the idea of the importance of bees to a whole new audience” says the sculptor.