Monday, 8 March 2010
Upper Gallery Day 1
To highlight the start of the residency at YSP (which starts at the end of this month) it was decided that a display about the project and about bees should be presented in the upper gallery space at the YSP Centre.
During a lapse of concentration I agreed to develop a honeybee timeline - showing all the major discoveries, stories and interesting facts about honeybees and it would go onto the large wall in the space. The research was fascinating and i found out lots about the history of honeybees so in that respect it was great for me. However, i also decided to not only do the timeline with tacks and black thread, but i also thought it would be good to paint supporting images directly onto the gallery wall.... seemed like a good idea at the time.
So on day one I arrived to a blank wall (which had already been painted a beautiful honey colour) and embarked on placing all the 32 lines of information.