Lin Hsin-Chen – Recycle – An Elegy for Bees
Millions of beehives became empty. Bees disappeared or died mysteriously which caused the pollinate crisis. Will human in the future live without plentiful fruits and vegetables? It is undeniable that the mysterious and complicated disease of bees is a threat to human life. For the long-term ecological environment and sustainable development, we must take action bravely. Don’t be indifferent. I hope scientists will find out a solution soon, so that we can better protect the global environment and make flora and fauna around the world live healthily.
I use recycled fabric selvage to make the empty beehives in my work. The empty white color represents sorrow. People came to understand the extraordinary contribution of bees after they were gone. It’s a shame that we never cherish them in the past. I remind myself to cherish every piece of hard-won fabric. Besides, as a fiber artist, we should make good use of resources. We can make a difference to our planet. Pray for bees. I hope bees will return to collect nectar happily forever.
Materials: recycled fabric selvage, acrylic paint, beads, glitter
Techniques: hand-stitched, hand appliqué, hand pieced, hand quilted, photo transfer, brush dyeing
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