Honeybees are nature’s artisans, the humble souls that sell their wares at local craft fairs. But now, under the guidance of Hilary Berset, some are creating fine art, the kind that has collectors abuzz (sorry). Berset, a Pennsylvania-based artist, may think he’s in charge — “I knew they were ordered and regimented. I had an intuition that I’d be able to organize that, architecturally.” — but I know bees and I know better. The avian race is threatening the hegemony humans have long enjoyed in institutions of high culture, just as pachyderms are making inroads in fashion design. I, for one, hope to see the day when bees show at the MOMA and elephants rule the venerable houses of French couture.
Check of this slideshow of Berset and the bees making the sculptures.