Good Morning Purple!

Posted on Oct 27, 2014
Good Morning Purple!

Testing out the digitally tethered microscope…! This is what a lavender stamen looks like, up close and personal. o-m-g! Native flowers will be planted outside the museum by the Theodore Payne Foundation, and a sampling of these flower specimens will be projected through microscopes in the “Research Station” gallery of “A Better Nectar.”  

Finding resonant frequency

Posted on Oct 20, 2014
Finding resonant frequency

“A Better Nectar” composer Robert Hoehn finding resonant frequency for “Resonant Nest” with the prototype cell at his Venice, CA music studio. The cell is close to an Eb 92 Hz, a resonant peak that is well below the human vocal range of the composition Bob is working on. Bees are close to 440 Hz. We have […]

First Cell casts

Posted on Oct 14, 2014
First Cell casts

First cell resin cast for the human-scaled bumblebee nest finished this past week at California Art Products. 15 more to go! They have a resonant frequency all on their own.

Mold at California Art Products

Posted on Oct 1, 2014
Mold at California Art Products

Mold for “Resonant Nest” arrives with Andre Adidge at California Art Products in North Hollywood. After my quick 220 grit sand, the 11 pieces will be coated and then reassembled for first cast later this week. Yippppeeeee. Let the nest begin.

Ian Schneller & Jessica Rath at Specimen Products

Posted on Oct 1, 2014
Ian Schneller & Jessica Rath at Specimen Products

Chipping away the mold form for “Resonant Nest” modular cell structure at Specimen Products, Chicago.   Ian and Jessica about to hoist the “core” out of the eleven-part internal plug mold for “Nectar”‘s nest… a 19th century technology to capture the bee’s vessel like forms uninterrupted by seams necessary with modern molds. Each cast from […]

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