Art installation Honeycomb
With the installation “Honeycomb,” I aimed to turn waste into something beautiful. I’ve made this art piece using old components of an electrical item. Reinvention of these old parts represents the shift towards greener energy resources.
I got inspired to do this art piece when I visited a Lithuanian power plant transformation station.
As soon as I entered the area, I felt like I had walked into a beehive – the electrical machines seemed to be buzzing and humming continuously. As I moved around, I noticed the striped glass insulators and immediately I thought about bees.
At the end of my tour, I collected some waste electrical materials. With them, I began my art work. Firstly, I used the aluminum heat spreaders to make the bees’ wings. Even though they look like simple plates from the front, they became texturized into the bees’ wings after I cut them.
To make the honeycomb, I asked a carpentry shop to cut wood in specific sizes and join them.
On the other hand, the shape of the installation – a honeycomb – emphasizes bees’ importance. Albert Einstein remarked “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.” My goal is to advocate for nature preservation and environmental sustainability.
Size of the Honeycomb:
width – 120 cm, height – 160 cm, depth 40 cm