Amber Imrie-Situnayake grew up in bug-abundant Arkansas, where the constant sound of singing insects became a trigger for nostalgia. Imrie-Situnayake wanted to create an opportunity to engage with feared bug environments; welcoming visitors to explore a whimsical adaptation of the species’ home.
Hum is an installation of 8 Hive/Cocoons made from fibrous material which incorporate LED lights, hand embroidered insects, and sound. They hang from a canopy of woven sticks beneath which visitors can explore around and inside the crafted soft structures.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website