“Ghost Bees” at Teignmouth Recycled Art in the Landscape

Mixed media: repurposed charity collection bags and milk cartons
Installation at Teignmouth Recycled Art in the Landscape (TRAIL), a collaboration with Cleo Heard, 25 July to 4 September 2016

This summer, if you happen to be wandering along the Teignmouth sea-front, you will happen across some wonderful art made from recycled materials. Hovering in the flower bed between Teignmouth Pavilions and Pier, there are twelve “Ghost Bees”.

I modelled them after honey bees, developing the pattern from my ongoing “Particulart” project. Fresh from our collaboration on “Freefall Climate Graffiti“, Cleo Heard and I knitted them in plastic yarn made from charity collection bags, and used milk cartons for the wings.

The “Ghost Bees” symbolise bees that have died, bees that are not. There is hope, though. Using recycled materials shows the possibility of change. And we can all help bees by sowing bee-friendly plants and cutting out the pesticides.

Who ya gonna call? @Ghostbeesters!!