KYLIE BOWLES: Auto Bee

Recycled automobile parts
2500 x1800 x 1500mm – $750 for the Queen, $550 each for the worker bees

Our beautiful country is blessed for as far as the eye can see. Trees, flowers, vineyards bloom and thrive. If you look closely at the blossoming branches you will see the reason for the explosion of growth; if you listen, you will hear the unmistakeable buzz that accompanies the diligent work involved.
Most people know very little about the honeybee’s importance as nature’s master pollinator, and without the honeybee the vitality and colour of the planet would be lost. Albert Einstein is reputed to have said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left. No more pollinators, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”

I am an emerging artist with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts. In 2011, I won first prize for class 10: Rural Subject at the Royal Easter Show, and the Hidden Newington Armoury Award. I have also won the Sydney Olympic Park Residency in 2010 and 2011. In 2009 I won the acquisitive Hornsby Art Prize, and I have works acquired by the NSI TAFE collection and Westmead Hospital. I have also exhibited at Sculpture in the Vineyards, Gallery 14, Tap Gallery, Hardware Gallery, Watch House Gallery, Rookwood Cemetery, the Royal Easter Show, Westmead Hospital and the See Street Gallery.

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