Friday, May 18, 2007

Special Bond Takes The Sting Out Of Dangerous Work

WINNIPEG, CANADA (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Working with wicked wasps has proved more painstaking than painful for one adventurous artist in Winnipeg, Canada.

Artist Aganetha Dyck uses bees to create pieces of art by placing sculptures and other objects like high heels and football helmets inside specially-made beehives swarming with bees.

The bees make the new additions part of their living space and create honeycombs inside the objects in the process, creating unique masterpieces that Dyck removes from the hive once they’re designed to her liking.

One piece of artwork may take up to 12 seasons to complete, but Dyck says the bee-autiful results are worth the wait.

And although her bee-filled profession seems perilous, the artist insists she has only been stung a few times and protects herself by dressing in a full bee suit and working closely with a bee-keeper who ensures her safety.

She adds, “I don’t get stung much. I’m told I have a different relationship than scientists do with bees.”

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