His Works Of Art Are Dazzlingly Intricate… But HOW He Makes Them Is Truly Astonishing.
Beeswax is a pretty incredible material. It's extremely versatile, used to make soap, candles, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, and beauty products, just to name a few. It only makes sense that it would be an interesting artistic medium as well.
Artist and beekeeper Ren Ri uses beeswax to create amazing sculptures that tow the line between the real and surreal, and between man and nature. Originally from Wuhan, China, Ren Ri was trained at the Tsinghua Academy of Art and Saint Petersburg State University in Russia. He claims that his work with beeswax is inspired by his childhood, when he grew up surrounded by the lush flora and fauna in Wuhan. Ri explained further in an interview:
Back then, I was spending a lot of time observing animals and plants; my passion for moulding was parallel to an interest for insect ethology.
Thus, his latest project was born. See the incredible photos and video below.
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