In her recent work, Bees, Sarah Hatton arranges a dizzying array of dead honeybees into various optical illusions. The reason behind the works is to comment on the link between pesticides and the declining population of honeybees.
The link between neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations is a crisis that cannot be ignored.
I have arranged thousands of dead honeybees in mathematical patterns symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed head of the sunflower.
The viewer experiences the vertigo of this lifeless swarm, a dizzying optical illusion that echoes the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins locked within the very source of their sustenance.
See Sarah Hutton’s website for more of her artwork.