Unbearable Lightness

here’s a piece i spied over on ignant by Tomáš Gabzdil Libertiny of studio libertiny. i’ve recently decided that bees are the best little creature ever, which makes this extra cool. to be honest i think it’s mad beautiful

“40,000 worker bees were released into the case to complete a wax honeycomb structure over the figure of a martyred christ rising out of the chaos, his weight seeming to be upheld by the mass strength of the swarm. The figure within the vitrine is made of a laser sintered framework in which the industrious bees created a honeycomb skin over before filling each cell with the honey they produce. Then bees worked to remove the honey from the cells and return it to the beehive, cleaning the figure back to the wax cells they originally created”

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