Artist's Honey Bee Project Comes With A Dire Environmental Warning

October 28, 2014 4:43 PM

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Artist's Honey Bee Project Comes With A Dire Environmental Warning

After Ladislav Hanka finishes his contemplative etchings of flora and fauna, they then take on a life of their own -- with the help of thousands and thousands of bees.

Hanka, an artist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has long worked in printmaking, etching, drawing and book arts. Four years ago, he also became a beekeeper. He began incorporating the creatures into his practice, putting his etchings into hives so the bees could go to work adding honeycomb.

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