JENNY LYNN MCNUTT/PRECISE BREATHING
PRECISE BREATHING, Why I Call My Baby Honey is a project about the honeybee and our relationship with them. The works of this installation are something of a selective cabinet of curiosities.
PRECISE BREATHING, Why I Call My Baby Honey is a project about the honeybee and our relationship with them. The works in this installation, something of a selective cabinet of curiosities or wunderkammer incorporate a variety of materials and forms as it delves into and imagines the intricate relationship between bees and ourselves. This cross disciplinary project, intended for traveling, encompasses perspectives among art, science, the environment and with an educational component. "Precise Breathing", an immersive environment, encourages the sense of being inside the world of the honeybee.
Though the metaphorical possibilities are legion, the facts about the honeybee life are wondrous. In this project I am able to explore numerous long-standing interests in the human impulse to mythologize and the art that arises from this, new materials, the natural world and environmental concerns. Along with these interests is the potential of a project stimulating for communities outside, as well as within, "the art world".
As well as being aesthetic, my interest in the honeybee, magnifcent microcosm of nature, has been focused upon their: 1)Architecture 2) Mythologies 3) Social Order 4) Symbolic language of their dances 5) as Alchemists transforming nectar into honey, creating wax, and, pollinating plants.