The Insect Art of Kristen Rieke

Now through the end of April, Mission Pie in San Francisco features a beautiful collection of insect paintings and sculptures by local artist Kristen Rieke. I happened to find them by accident while meeting Mrs. Swarm after work one evening for chai and pie…

Picture of Rieke's works I hastily took, in between shoving pie-laden forks into my face

Kristen Rieke, "Disappearance." Oil on Panel, 2011.

Kristen Rieke, "Remain", 2011. (Photo by Katie Simmons)

Kristen Rieke, "Gone", Oil on Panel, 2011

Kristen Rieke, "Termites", Oil on Panel, 2011

Check out more honeycomb-laden work at her site. Much of her work focuses on humanity’s connection to honeybees and the tragic consequences of colony collapse disorder.  In addition, moths, beetles, and termites also receive attention and adulation. Here’s hoping more of her work pops up around the Bay Area! z end


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2 Responses to The Insect Art of Kristen Rieke

  1. Juli says:

    Holy cowbird. I’m utterly captivated by Rieke’s work and will go to Mission Pie tomorrow just to see the display (okay, I’ll have a macaroon, too). As you may know, colony collapse disorder is an issue dear to me, and one I know more about than a lot of other issues, having done a literature review and annotated bibliography on the subject last year for Pesticide Action Network.

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