Motivating factors behind my most recent body of work foster a heightened awareness of current ecological, social and political issues in human collective conscious. Twenty nine honeybees acts as part of a series I am currently exploring while researching the phenomenon of “colony collapse disorder” and what it means not only to the fate of bee populations, but also to the natural environment, agriculture and as a result, human well being.
Nathaniel Kassel, Honeoye Falls-Lima class of 1997, went on to graduate from SUNY New Paltz, earning both a BFA in Drawing and Painting and a BA in Creative Writing. He has lived in the New York City area for seven years and currently resides in Brooklyn. While an artist, collector, photographer and poet, his current focus is in creating drawings on everyday fabrics with the needle and thread of a home sewing machine. A sort of freestyle embroidery, this exploration has been challenging and rewarding as the results of the process are tactile, dynamic and uncertain.
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