Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR)

George & Przemyslaw - Germany

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR)

RRR is a call to action on sustainability. Built around the principles of “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle”, this piece showcases a beehive formed from hexagonal honeycombs. These honeycombs are not fresh creations; they are reused, giving them a second life in this art- work. Depending on where you stand, the colors shift: from white to bright gold, and then to deep black. Each color tells a unique story. 

Reduce - The Power of white nuances

White Phase - Symbolizing the birth and the very essence of life, white in the artwork represents the start of a new life cycle for the honeybee. This phase focuses on the formation and limitation of individual bee colonies. Just as bee colonies start with a single queen and expand, we are reminded to reduce, to simplify, to focus on the core and basics.

Reuse - The Glow of golden nuances

Gold Phase - As the hue matures into a radiant gold, the artwork captures the honeybee in its prime – the phase of survival. Gold mirrors the bees’ relentless pursuit in collecting pollen, a testament to their commitment to nourishing their brood. This essential act of survival is akin to our need to “reuse” - maximizing what we have to ensure our sustenance. 

Recycle - The Depth of black nuances

Black Phase - The transition to a deep black signifies the inevitable end – the death of the honeybee. Yet, in its aftermath, the beehive is transformed into a work of art, symbolizing the principle of “recycle”. In the circle of life, even in death, there exists potential for rebirth and renewal. By recycling, we respect this cycle, acknowledging that every end can be a new beginning. 

Perspective matters

By designing the artwork to shift colors based on the viewing angle, “RRR” emphasizes the idea that perspective matters. It prompts viewers to look at sustainability from different angles, to approach problems with a flexible mindset, and to understand that there isn’t just one ‘right’ solution to the challenges we face. The different colors, much like the different strategies in sustainability (reduce, reuse, recycle), are all essential and interconnected. 


Artwork Details

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Artwork Size - Width 50 | Height 70 | Depth 6
Created on 13 August 2023

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