Archive for April 9, 2013

Honey Bee Democracy

Technology at its best allows collaboration, ease of sharing and efficiency but the cost can be isolation and socially awkward human interactions. In a successful future the endless possibilities of technology will be harnessed for efficiency but society will win back the right to group ritual and authentic bonding. My vision for a Contemporary Renaissance starts with adolescents spontaneously working effectively as individuals but supported and heard by the collective. Resilience and persistence within a community built on a foundation of positive human interactions will result in intelligent choices and best practice. 

My art piece, ‘Bee Hive Democracy”, seeks to evoke a strong sense of bonding and group synergy. A group is not without friction but its resolved differences allow evolution and resolutions. The piece is painted with gauche on paper and has been overlaid with embroidery canvas and key lines sewn with tapestry stitching. The unsewn honey comb tapestry canvas allows muted colours from the painting to be revealed but is otherwise raw and waiting to be filled in by the future collective mind working for ethical outcomes within the framework of the Bee Hive Democracy.