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L. L. Langstroth, (sculpture)

Title: Bee Headed Man, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Blackley, R. A. 1952-
Subject:
Langstroth, L. L
Medium:
Fired terracotta, bees, honeycomb, bee skep tube of epoxy, pallet knife, popsicle stick, and artist's sculpting stand
Type:
Sculptures
Date:
Aug. 1993
Notes:
Blackley, Robin A., 1996.
Summary:
Bust portrait of L. L. Langstroth, the father of modern beekeeping. The head is cracked and open with real bees crawling out. His bow tie and back of jacket is honeycombed patterned with actual honeycomb emerging from his back. The skep on the lower shelf of the sculptor's stand symbolizes how Langstroth took bee keeping from the era of the skep to today's modern moveable frame hives.
Topic:
Portrait male--Bust
Occupation--Science
Animal--Insect--Bee
Control number:
IAS 9D800003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_350282

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