Listening to the Bees honors the relationship between humans and honey bees with the alchemy of albumen, an egg-based photo process. Knowing that bees and flowers co-evolved long before humans roamed the Earth, I started cutting and folding my albumen photographs of bees into origami flowers. The flowers are placed inside the bee hive and the bees crawl on and into the objects, vibrating their wings while chewing or excreting wax.
I view the current decline of world bee populations as a relationship problem. This collaboration facilitates a change in my perception of bees, from pests to sacred insects. Can a change in perspective help the unfortunate decline of bees? This series offers a bit of relationship counseling.