Artist Transforms Found Dead Bees into Beautiful Crystals
Scientist-turned-artist Simon Park has transformed found dead bees into beautiful blue crystals by immersing them in a supersaturated solution of copper sulphate. The project titled "Bee-Jewelled" was inspired by recent news of mass bee deaths due to the use of new pesticides. "Having learnt that the apocalyptic die off of bees was due to their ability to accumulate environmental toxins and how this weakened them and made them more susceptible to disease, concentrating chemicals onto their dead bodies and turning them into crystals seemed to me to be the perfect way of highlighting their plight." Park told Wired.co.uk.