The local glassblowing trio Bee Kingdom has a new show opening tonight at Axis Contemporary Art. (Axis is my Art Central neighbour on the main floor. I developed their name and corporate identity a few years ago.)
"Bee Kingdom is named so for a couple of reasons. Ryan, Tim and Phillip live and work communally at a seemingly constant non-stop pace. When relating the quality of hot glass it is appropriate to describe it as the same as flowing honey. We also run our own glass blowing studio which we consider our kingdom. Our attraction to glass is drawn from the natural beauty of glass. Glass as a medium is unique and working with the raw, molten material has limitless possibilities. The process is exciting, team oriented, physically demanding, requires precise coordination and demands your mind's complete presence; it is a richly rewarding medium to work with."