2013 Artist Single Page

Mystery of the Hives

Bobbette Rose

For all the “end of the world” cataclysmic stories we have told ourselves, it may end up that a small buzzing honeybee is the vital link to the chain of our existence. In this piece, I contemplate our need to discover the mystery behind the Colony Collapse Disorder. The “cells of the hive” hang on fragile threads…maybe breaking apart or maybe growing and clustering together? A thin layer of natural beeswax fills some, not all, of the cells. The answer to the mystery of the hives will most assuredly challenge us. Our response will determine if this is a “half-full” or “half-empty” prophecy.

Bobbette Rose is an artist, teaching artist and designer who is greatly inspired by the rhythms and mysteries revealed through nature and the environment.