Thursday, October 01, 2015

Aganetha Dyck Bids A Poignant Farewell To Her Beloved Bees

Aganetha Dyck, Arrival (2006–2007), ceramic tableau altered with honeycomb by the honeybees,
approx. 25.4 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm.
Photo: Peter Dyck. Courtesy of the Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario

I have posted the work of Aganetha Dyck previously. The Canadian artist who has collaborated for more than two decades with honeybees to produce unique art has developed a life-threatening allergy and now must stop working with them entirely. The Tom Thomson Gallery has organized the exhibition Denouement: Memories of the Hive to pay tribute to Dyck and this astonishing collaboration.

Aganetha Dyck, The Last Canvases (2011–2012), canvas, beeswax, honeycomb,
approx. 40.6 x 40.6 cm.
Photo: William Eakin. Collection of the artist

"I hope that people will realize the importance of the honeybees’ work, and the beauty and strength in their wax comb,” says Dyck. “I also hope that the exhibition shows people that I am interested in the power of the small within our global environment.”
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