No Honey Eaters – prototype
This prototype is a work in progress. I am building complex objects by binding handmade, and recycled urban materials and raw natural materials to regenerate them and bring them to life.
The prototype for No honey eaters was exhibited in the pop-up exhibition Ornitho-logical in Leichardt in 2013. It celebrates pollinators, the birds and the bees, and illuminates their forms and sounds. This exhibition invites audiences to connect with art and nature and to observe birds their song. There is an striking contrast between the natural honeyeater bones, bees, grasses, vines with the plastic forest of electrical light wires, rubber, UV light, digital video and mechanical song birds and their digital music.
Materials: rubber, cables, LEDs, EL wire, mechanical birds, video, moon, painted mirror, bones, feathers, plaster, UV light, kitchen sieve, bees, test tubes, wire, wood, latex, enamel paint, acrylic paint, optical fibre, palm branches, seeds, and living orchids.