2016-062 – The Hive Mandala

The Hive by Wolfgang Buttress
The Hive by Wolfgang Buttress

This week’s MotD theme: Metal

Award winning public artist Wolfgang Buttress designed this amazing honeycomb structure called “The Hive” as part of his overall UK Pavilion design for the 2015 Milan Expo, whose theme was “feeding the planet, energy for life.” His creation won the FX Design Award for ‘Best Lighting’ and the BIE Gold Award for Architecture and Landscape.

For me, everything about this structure is AWESOME! What a treat it must be to experience this incredible structure first hand. Check out the “mandala” floor in this base view photo:

The Hive - base view
The Hive – base view with artist
The Hive - Lightingq
The Hive – Lighting

About this structure from Architectural Digest:

Visitors first pass through an orchard and a meadow inspired by the British countryside before arriving at the “hive”, an ethereal structure of honeycomb-like aluminum latticework. Inside, a multi­sensory experience takes hold, with a musical soundtrack that incorporates bee noises and an ever-changing display of LED lights linked to the real-time activity of hives in Nottingham, England.

And good news! The Hive comes home to Kew Gardens this summer.

Inspiration for Today

Wolfgang’s structure inspires us to create a piece of art for the public to see and experience. It could be something as simple as a couple of stick figures drawn on a piece of paper posted in a public area or taking a bunch of sticks in the yard and tying them together in some unique or interesting way. Whatever it is, do it for the joy of it!

Happy Coloring!

If you would want your mandala or your idea for a mandala to be considered for the “Mandala of the Day”, read about how on the Participate page. It’s easy! Or recommend one you’ve seen via my Contact page.


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