Dizzying Mandalas Crafted out of Thousands of Dead Honeybees

The link between neonicotinoid pesticides and the worldwide decline of bee populations is a crisis that cannot be ignored. To raise awareness on the issue, Canadian artist Sarah Hatton started using dead honeybees arranged in mathematical patterns to create dizzying mandalas symbolically linked to monoculture crops, such as the Fibonacci spiral found in the seed head of the sunflower. These beautiful patterns force the viewer to experiences the vertigo of this lifeless swarm, a dizzying optical illusion that echoes the bees’ loss of ability to navigate due to the toxins locked within the very source of their sustenance.

See more of Sarah Hatton's work here.

via [Inhabitat]