Made out of laser cut acrylic which is then heated and bent for the curve. The blue gel substance inside allows the ants enough nutrition, water, and grounds to tunnel through for over six months. Fascinated by how Harvester Ants organize thier collonies and create divisions of labor, the concept started to grow. Researching and spending time with the materials, I found that the necklace is a visual representation of my experience of coming from a blue collar community.
AFTER SIX MONTHS
The deterioration of the gel and colony is present, turning the colors to a green and blue spectrum.