The human figure (especially the face) is pretty sacred to us humans. We see faces in inanimate objects everywhere. An easy way that sci-fi movies indicate a space alien is to alter the face or head of a human. So I am always fascinated when artists take on the human figure and change it in odd and interesting ways.
These figurines are the work of Aganetha Dyck (and her honeybees)
I love the juxtaposition of the frilly, fussy porcelain and the raw, natural wax. It does look otherworldly, alien.
This work is called The MMasked Ball - She has an exhibition open now at The Ottawa School of Art titled Honeybee Alterations.
In a similar vein sculptor Morgan Herrin has merged natural rock and coral formations with human figures.
I think is is kind of great how much the coral looks like honeycomb in this one!
all photos are from the artists’ websites