Sculpture, by James Cook

 

Economics of Vertical Inclination

Steel, beeswax, bees, leather

80″ × 14″ × 7″

Stimulated by some of Sigfried Giedion's ideas regarding the relationship between economics/power and architecture as symbolic constructs, this piece depicts the construction of a beehive as a vertical tower. This act against nature has as its foundation an old leather medical bag filled with expired worker bees.

Main view of the sculpture
Detail view of the sculpture
Detail view of the sculpture