2015 – 2014
public sculpture, social, collaboration, community, site-specific
The Park

Bees know no boundaries. Their flight path can reconnect private backyards, balconies, offices, berms, and public spaces into one collective social sculpture. The Park's growth was mapped online through a collective line-drawing. The heart of The Park was located in the centre of Auckland City, in Victoria Park, which housed 6 beehives over a hexagonal Pasture Painting. The artwork created moments of wilderness across the city and provided a form to mobilise, practice caring and a means to visialise empathy.

A collaboration: Taarati Taiaroa & Sarah Smuts-Kennedy
The Park’s concept, kaupapa and Pasture Paintings continue through For the Love of Bees: a city bee collaboration.