Canadian Artist Sarah Hatton Turns Thousands of Dead Honeybees Into Dizzying Mandalas

by , 11/18/13

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Canadian artist Sarah Hatton links neonicotinoid pesticides present in crops to the worldwide decline of bee populations. To raise awareness on the issue, she started to create works of art from dead bees she’s collected. Hatton arranges the bees in patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops destroying them—such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed pattern of the sunflower. This optical illusion represents the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to neurotoxins. You can see more of her pieces here.

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