by Alice Toler, John Ward, Robert Gittins, John DeJong
Utah, the Beehive State, is a pretty damn patriarchal place – but The Secret of the Bees reminds us that bees have a Queen, not a king. The Bee Goddess doesn’t care about your ideology. Her massive, hive-shaped body is big enough to house not only a recursive image of herself (with herself again reiterated within her
own belly, a third level down), but also as many burnable bee idols as the Utah community can design and build to be attached to the inside of the structure. Her incredibly large breasts represent the milk-and-honey of the good life. In the post-Mormon counterculture, Utahns have kept the community spirit but ditched the patriarchy. The bees have a secret – and it’s that the Goddess never went away. She meets our gaze with multifaceted eyes of scintillating rainbows, and when we ask that human question, what are we doing here?
CORE Poster displayed at the Regional Network Center (11×17) – click on image to download Adobe .pdf copy:
- CORE Poster displayed at the Regional Network Center (11×17) – click on image to download Adobe .pdf copy: