Sculpture… the Hive
Look out for the Hive in Kew Gardens this summer. It is a unique structure which was originally created as the centrepiece of the UK Pavilion at the 2015 Milan Expo by UK based artist, Wolfgang Buttress. The installation is made from thousands of pieces of aluminium which create a lattice effect and is fitted with hundreds of LED lights that glow and fade to the soundtrack of buzzes and hums. Incredibly, the multi-sensory elements are actually responding to the real-time activity of a beehive behind the scenes at Kew, so the intensity of light and sound surges or fades with the real beehive.
Included in the entrance fee to Kew Gardens. kew.org