Chinese artist Ren Ri creates intricate honeycomb sculptures and maps from beehives in his sculpture series “Yuansu I: The Origin of Geometry”. Roughly translated, it means “a comprehension of the gestalt of life”.
The beeswax sculpture is a result of Ri’s beekeeping hobby, which he picked up in 2006. According to Ri, his sculptures show the harmony and destruction when humans interact with nature, that can produce unpredictable and wonderful results. Ri explains that he places a queen bee in the middle of a box and and changes the box’s position every seven days. The worker bees will start to build natural beehives around the queen bee, resulting in the creation of amazing living structures.
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