Christopher Russell created Bees for Sunset Park, a cast bronze permanent art installation at the 9th Avenue station on the D line in Brooklyn. Designing two sets of gates and finials for the fences surrounding the historic station, Russell focused on the image of the bee, referencing the station as a kind of beehive and center of activity with individuals darting in and out. Opening this Thursday July 31st , Russell’s work will be featured at the Independent Art Projects, a new collaborative 2,500 square-foot art space in the MASS MoCA complex in North Adams, MA. Running until September 21st, the exhibition will include work from his most recent project, After the Golden Age, comprised of historic European decorative art references.
Images 1-3. Christopher Russell, Bees for Sunset Park, 2012.
4. Christopher Russell, Tooth and Claw, 2014.
Casting a fire ant colony with molten aluminum
Not saying that killing ants just because it’s cool. But hey.
I’ve seen this post and the original video before.
That ant colony belongs to an invasive species of fire ant (called Red Imported Fire Ants or RIFAs) which cause more harm to the local environment than good. Researchers are experimenting with extremely high temperatures as a means to dispose of invasive insect species and, just so you know, molten aluminum is VERY HOT.
Not saying this is the best way to do it, but these folks are doing a service for the local environment and they got a beautiful piece of art for their efforts.
It’s also good for Science because we get to see what the inside of a fire ant nest look like. That’s really cool.
Thats pretty metal.
It’s literally pretty metal.
The awakening of Psyche
Artist: Seignac Guillaume