Beehive

Posted on by inaka

custom handmade antler art sculptureA trait that I have often used in my carving is the capture of movement. It is a difficult concept because, by its nature, if captured, the movement ceases. Consequently, I have to provide nuances and clues that direct the viewer to perceive movement where it doesn’t actually exist. One such clue is the use of curves.

This piece attempts to depict a beehive, but not in the traditional sense. It shows the movement of bees continually buzzing around a hive. Many of the trajectories intersect showing the interrelation of the sister bees in a hive.

The antithesis of relaxing, the movement is such that it should lead a viewer to think, “I know there is something I should be doing right now.”

The movement vectors are carved and hand polished from deer and elk antler. The support is chokecherry wood resting on a Manitoba Maple base.

41cm W x 29cm D x 61cm H
16″W x 11″D x 24″H

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