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Waggle Dance I

Waggle Dance I

Judi Harvest

Waggle Dance I, 2014

Oil paint on linen

80 x 80 inches

  • Art Description

    Honeybees dance to communicate the best foraging sites. They have over 40,000,000 messages in one dance and it is done in the shape of the figure 8. This was discovered by Karl Von Frisch in 1943. He also discovered honeybees have favorite colors. I begin my paintings by dancing around the canvas on the floor, paint brushes in hand, imagining the Waggle Dance. The difference is Honeybees have 6 legs and they are better dancers.

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