Homage to Pomona
Fundació Joan Miró
Barcelona, Spain
Exhibition Beehave

Homage to Pomona*
by Melliferopolis (Christina Stadlbauer & Ulla Taipale)

The vanishing pollinators force us, humans, to hand-pollinate the last remaining flowering crops. Almonds are blossoming and must be pollinated − they are priceless!
Wearing gloves and using brushes we follow the age-old rituals of insects, while remembering the delicious taste of fresh cherries...

*In ancient Roman mythology, Pomona is the goddess of flourishing fruit trees and abundant orchards. Pomonas españolas are precise copies of local fruits, modeled for scientific research during XVIII and XIX centuries.
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