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Artist: Chele Isaac

“The Beehive Project” by Chele Isaac is an interactive public art installment. The project consisted of a large-scale constructed beehive measuring seven feet in diameter. The installment features a Queen Bee inside the beehive typing a story on an old typewriter. The public participates in the project by helping to write the story with the Queen Bee.

Isaac believes that, “Beehives are one of nature’s finest illustrations of positive social interaction and activity which benefit the ecosystem as a whole. Life within a beehive is a fascinating, complex organization rooted in species intelligence and creative solutions….The Beehive is a vehicle to experiment with and investigate how information is captured, perceived, and transmitted through a mass of people.”