Go to the ArtPrize mobile app.
ArtPrize has a new mobile app for 2021! Learn more here.

Beez Kneez Pleez

Hope Wallace's avatar Hope Wallace

Beez Kneez Pleez is an ceramic sculpture approximately 8 to 10-feet high by 3-feet in diameter. The piece has grown into a concrete art concept after I participated as part of an unplanned group, called "The Bee Swarm" in the Marche du Nain Rouge parade in Detroit. Visually noticing the decline of the honey bee in addition to being fascinated with the structure of the bee itself, I've begun a love for all the bee represents: hard work, happiness, warm sun, clover, industriousness and flowers. The use of carved and stacked honeycomb cells, fun, furry colors, and whimsical characterizations present the underlying seriousness and interconnectivity of this environmental issue, with a more lighthearted approach. This sculpture is a nod to the bee and the imperative role they play in the delicate balance of survival. The bee reminds us to leave that dandelion, violet, reduce pesticide use and preserve habitat.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 3-feet
  • Medium: ceramic
  • Width: 3-feet
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 8 to10-feet