Aganetha Dyck

Hive Scans

(Altered by the bees)

Collaborators: Richard Dyck

Individual images available 20" x 30" in series of five. A collaboration between Canadian artist Richard Dyck (He is my son) and myself involving a flatbed scanner inside a beehive. The non-bee objects are artworks in-progress, sculptures-to-be by me and the bees. The bees paint as they move relative to the scan head over the scanner bed, their images compressing and smearing anfractuously. We control sunlight with the lid of the beehive, cracking it a little for a wisp. The twenty-three files are photo-printed, 24 x 30 inches, mounted on gaterfoam and framed. Bee scans have been exhibited at DeLeon White Gallery, Toronto, Ontario; Academy BK, in Belgrade, Serbia; North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, North Dakota, U.S.A; Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia; Art Gallery of Grand Prairie, Alberta; Gallery 1.1.1, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba; Other Gallery, International Art Fair, Toronto, Ontario; Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan; The Canadian Embassy House, Berlin, Germany, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba, The National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.