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.See the incredible photos and video below. (via: lifebuzz)
Originally from Wuhan, China, Ren Ri was trained at the Tsinghua Academy of Art and Saint Petersburg State University in Russia.
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.
Thus, his latest project was born. 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.”