The Colony Collection began from reading an article about the importance of bees. As the inspiration and development grew an enormous amount of wonderful information came to light about these fabulous little creatures! Bees are 70% of the world’s pollinators, meaning if anything happened to them, we would be in trouble - our crops, livestock, plant life and so much more would suffer. Every 3rd mouthful of food, we owe to Bees.
They are a strong and predominantly female society, with "Drone" males. Although they run their worlds in an ordered and disciplined way, there is also a nurturing element there. It was easy for me to anthropomorphize bees. But even without my humanizing, bees offer a vast and rich array of inspiration for designs.