Trace Paintings

These works were made by placing fabric in the hive that records traces of the bees' activities.  They both attempt to remove the fabric and glue it in place with propolis, a glue they make for sealing the hive that holds antibiotic properties.  They remove threads with their mandibles, carrying them away from the hive in tiny pieces.  I place wax in the places where I want them to pull comb to anchor the composition.