Detail View of Beeswax Bust from Elegy For The Collapse of the Empire

This bust is wrought from unfiltered beeswax, dead bees, horse hair and linen string. The piece is entitled Colony Collapse Disorder, and draws on hybrid lowbrow/neoclassical formal language. This bust was the central component in my larger installation at the Milan Triennial entitled ¬†Elegy for the Collapse of the Empire (Detroit, Craft and Disintegration).