Yuansu series II by Ren Ri.

The Bees & The Birds

September 2014

Artists employing animals
Mankind can be a bit slow – or maybe just too pompous – to realise that other creatures of the planet, each with its on instinctively encoded speciality, are in fact experts in their particular metier. Take bees and birds, for example. Masters at honeycomb structures and nest construction, respectively, they produce magnificent sculptural objects that mere humans can only envy. A few of today’s artists have sussed this out and are creating impressive works with the aid of these specialist collaborators.