The hive series is inspired by the natural balance between strength and fragility, curiosity and avoidance, security and vulnerability. These concepts are explored using a geometric configuration of multiple ceramic forms. The combination of these elements create an abstract interpretation of a hive structure both physically and conceptually that creates a dynamic visual for the viewer. This installation is comprised of almost 200 individual diamond shaped forms of clay with holes cut and carved into one half of them. The individual pieces are approximately 9″ in length and 4″ wide. These pieces are hand-built from high fired stoneware and each piece is original and unique.
photo credit: Nina Hipkins