Hive is a series of wearable art and paper installations that explores the internal struggle of the obligated worker as disenchanted proletariat. In the struggle to transgress socialized and internalized barriers in employment beyond poverty, race and gender, one navigates through the unknown, creating a path of self-determined and self-defined meaning-making in work and service towards empowerment, healing and emancipation.
Throughout this series, I employ the motif of the honeycomb cell, in a repetitive pattern, to represent creation or labour of the worker “bee”. A honey splattered constellation moves across the honeycomb seams like a milky way of stars navigating a course towards freedom.
double knit jersey
sheer fine linen jersey
sheer fine linen jersey with leather cord and Mokuba ribbon