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).
In early June 2011, I was asked to participate in an exhibition entitled Graphic Design Worlds at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. On January 19th, 2011 I traveled with Cranbrook graduate students Nicole Killian and Wesley Taylor to Milan for the installation and the subsequent opening. In December 2008, I produced a piece entitled “Thoughts on Democracy” for the […]