Sunday, August 28, 2016

A Steel Flower Mason Bee Nesting Sculpture

I am an artist who lives and creates in Fearrington Village, North Carolina. My BeeYouTeeFull steel sculptural Mason Bee nesting unit was featured in the 2016 Sculpture in the Garden exhibit at the North Carolina Botanical Garden. 

I used an oxyacetylene cutting torch to create petals and leaves.I cut segments of the stem from rebar. The pieces were connected using arc welding equipment.


The piece was coated with a bronze metal coating and colors applied using acid stains.

Nesting tubes were purchased from Crown Bees


 See my more cost-effective process.



1 comment:

  1. I love these! Just started providing homes for honeybees this year. Would be neat to take a class with you on making these. Beautiful yard art that would also educate the public on the importance of our pollinators. Are you selling them in the area yet? You should! A great item for French Connections in town to sell - maybe with an attached little booklet that includes some education material so more know about the dangers of pesticides and herbicides in the garden. Wonderful!