Have a Nizzze Day was my entry for the Big Beeton Bee Contest held during the annual Honey Festival In Beeton, Ontario. Like all my sculptures, it delivers an ominous message, symbolized by meaning of a door or portal - that of coming and going. The full sized antique door found up in my barn, along with acrylic painting and 3-dimensional accents complete this outdoor sculpture installation. (Though I'm sure it ended up indoors somewhere). A very popular entry during the voting process, it won 2nd place and a prize of $1,000. Winning means that you have to give it up to the town for display.
Pesticide Solution placed 3rd in the Beeton Honey Festival Outdoor Sculpture contest. I aimed to send a message about the extinction of honey bees caused by the use of "neonicotinoids" pesticides in agriculture. My sculpture is permanently installed on the main street of Beeton, in a flower bed next to the Muddy Waters tavern.
My first attempt at entry for the Big Beeton Bee contest. A truly environmental sculpture installation, it consisted of living willow branches with roots planted in soil. The idea being that this sculpture would be planted in a garden for display and continue to grow. Unfortunately, the organizers failed to water and maintain the living quality of the sculpture, so my idea (which I thought was innovative) did not progress as I had intended. We need co-operation!