Wednesday, November 19, 2014

We Are All Linked - Installation Day 1 and 2

The first few clusters are in the trees. They look so beautiful. I am quite proud of them. 
Watch for more hexagons in the trees along the river in Saskatoon in the coming weeks. 

The exhibition "We Are All Linked" continues on the Meewasin Valley Trail, Saskatoon until March 22. 

We Are All Linked
Public Art by Monique Martin

This installation is made up of interlinked hexagons covered in beeswax to create a visual, olfactory and sound as an expression of the interconnected world we live in, where each link is only as strong as the ones surrounding it.

We are all linked through relationships, the environment, our community and our past experiences. The interlinked hexagons are a symbol of this linkage. The environment functions in an absolute way so that the loss of one link creates a huge problem.  Currently colony collapse is a problem for bees. This exhibition will comment on this through various sensory experiences. As wind and weather play a part in this exhibition one important link may break causing the entire cluster to fall to the
ground. This is an ephemeral ever-changing exhibition with the clusters changing shape as the length of the exhibition increases.

There are:

131 hexagon clusters in 89 trees created by Monique