Beeswax is such stuff as artists' dreams are made on these days.
The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., will open a beeswax chamber on March 2, and now the Ganna Walska Lotusland garden in Santa Barbara opens an art exhibition Saturday that's all about bees and their hive culture.
"Swarm: A Collaboration With Bees" features a dozen artists using sculpture, photography and drawings to pay homage to the pollinator whose numbers are dwindling worldwide. The exhibition remains until May 4 at the garden that was once the private home of singer Ganna Walska of Poland.
Rose-Lynn Fisher of Los Angeles creates super-magnified photographs of bees that she compiled into a 2012 book "Bee." “When I first viewed the bee’s eye magnified, I was amazed to see a field of hexagons. I thought of honeycomb, and marveled at the similarity between the structure of the bee’s vision and structures she builds," she says in a statement about the exhibition.