Face It-You Need Us

Kim Froese's avatar Kim Froese

I am the creator of Buzzzz...Art, which is the embellishment of items with Bald Faced or Yellow Jacket nests. I made "Face It" to display the beautiful colors and features of their nests, plus to bring awareness of them in our ecosystem. No two nests are alike. They vary in size and colors. The Bald Faced nest may have medium to heavy weight paper with wide lines, beautiful swirls and circles. Colors of browns, reds, pinks, greens, oranges, blacks, whites, and even blue can be found. While the Yellow Jackets nest have fine weight paper with a lot of layers, thin lines and limited different colors. I try to collect the nests in late fall after the bees have left them. There are occasions when a nest has to be removed earlier when they are a danger to society. The Bald Faced and Yellow Jacket are also known as paper wasp. They hunt spiders and insects, help pollinate and are food for larger predators. I appreciate their work and function in our ecosystem. I hope you will too.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 36"
  • Medium: Hornet Nest
  • Width: 36"
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 8 '