Experimental artist Tomas Libertiny joined forces with 60,000 bees to create this splendid wax-and-metal teapot sculpture. With sunlight filtering through the cheerful yellow wax, the sculpture looks like an invitation to enjoy nature’s bounty.
As creative director of the process, the Rotterbam-based artist collaborated with Dutch beekeepers to guide the meticulous insects into filling the metal frame with perfect hexagons of beeswax. Libertiny noted that his job was to “direct [them] to create a fragile and valuable object – like a pearl. This takes time, and time creates value.”
The sculpture was commissioned by a high-end French silver manufacturer as part of a unique advertising campaign. Whether representing a company or standing alone as a beautiful sculpture, the teapot is the perfect blend of manmade art and nature’s wonders.