For the past decade, Toronto-based artist Eva Ross has been creating art with unusual helpers: bees. Unconventional as it may sound, this heterogeneous collaboration explores the relationship between humans and nature. The collaged and embroidered wooden frame is richly decorated with golden beehives, emphasising the beauty of this partnership.
For these unique creations, Ross relies on organic and local materials. B. Fodder material, birch bark, leaves, horsehair. “This work begins in my studio with creating a collage of her encaustic hanging on an embroidery hoop,” Ross explains. “The hoops are attached to a custom-made Langstroth hive frame and placed in a beehive where thousands of bees enclose the work in a beehive.”