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 socially and self-constructed barriers in employment beyond class, 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