Martha Cooper Shoots Few & Far's 'Queen Bee' Wall at Art Basel Miami
The ladies from Few & Far, a collective of women artists, created this fresh wall in Miami for Art Basel in December. With deep concern for the possible extinction of the honey bee in America, the girls decided to dedicate this masterpiece to the creature. Shot by Martha Cooper we see some super talented female artist at work on this sweet sweet wall. Here’s what Martha Cooper had to say:
I’ve been meaning to blog about this great wall ever since Art Basel—sorry it took me so long. Few & Far is a women’s collective with members from across the USA and plans to go global soon. For Art Basel, Primary Flight hooked them up with a very long wall in Wynwood. With artists flying to Miami from East and West coasts to paint together, a lot of pre-planning of colors and concepts was necessary to pull off what turned into a superbly unified effort.
Here’s the scoop on how they did it from L.A.‘s Erin Yoshi, “The mural came about through a collective process. Since native Honey Bees are moving towards extinction in the United States, we understand that this will have a huge impact on our domestic food supply in the future. We wanted to highlight this through our appreciation for Bees. Ksra suggested the honey comb theme, Meme evolved that into a Queen Bees wall for the women’s collective and Mags and Yoshi supported with the color scheme and background concept.
Photo: Martha Cooper