When I was 3 years old, I nearly died in a hospital from anaphylactic shock due to a bee sting and was revived by doctors. I avoided bees until 4 years ago when I had an experience with one that changed my perception of life. In my art I make parallels between bees and humans. Through performance, installations, video, and photography, I tell experiences of a female in search of healing. I am drawn to honey as material because of its dichotomy. It simultaneously symbolizes life and death. I create spaces to heighten all senses combining tastes, smells, visuals, textures, and sounds to make a more fully immersive and subversive experience. I often use socially distasteful methods of expression in the work to reiterate thoughts on the objectification of humans. By working with bees I gain a greater appreciation for something that gives me life, but could ultimately end it just the same.