From city walls to apiary walls is no big step! When nature is introduced to the city, the habitat of bees becomes an urban art medium. That is what a group of young committed artists have done in this case. This inspirational initiative is a poetic and fun way of putting across the message of biodiversity.
Art has always been the best way to carry images and messages that reach out to the heart, so why not use art to promote sustainable development? The first decorated apiaries will be visible on the roofs of Bercy in Paris and may in the future be taken on an exhibition tour around the country, where each apiary installation provides local honey, at each stage of this artistic transhumance.“Art has always been the best way to carry images and messages that reach out to the heart, so why not use art to promote sustainable development?”
“Between ethics and aesthetics, art and life sciences, this innovative and meaningful initiative draws on many art disciplines to change our perception of nature. Bees are at risk of extinction, so it was obviously important for me to symbolically represent and highlight their plight and to decorate their homes by painting the walls. I thought of a panda, which is a protected species, as “a guard of the apiary”, itself acting as a protector. It carries a message of solidarity and communion between species”.