Violins, LEDs and…Bees?August 10, 2016
How amazing is this new “hive”? Wolfgang Buttress’ newest sculpture, The Hive, uses approximately 170,000 pieces of aluminum that come together to create a honeycomb which rises 56 feet into the air in the Royal Botanic Garden at Kew in London, England.
Thoughts of bees and swarms are exactly what the structure should provoke. “The Hive” is all about pollinators and their importance. Inside the sculpture, about 1,000 LEDS flicker in response to the activity of a nearby beehive and an amplified buzz of the insects mingles with a soundscape of violins, cellos, voices and other instruments.