New Public Art Sculpture in South Burlington
VBSR Member Conant Metal & Light designed this honeycomb and buzzing bees sculpture for Allard Square, a housing community in South Burlington, Vermont. The apartment building is the first developed in the city center, which the city envisions as a new downtown which blends existing neighborhoods, commercial areas, and natural areas. Increased connectivity will support the integrated mix of housing, retail, and employment.
The sculpture’s design brings natural forms to the building and expresses the community and city’s vision. Honey bees facilitate growth and symbiosis in their ecosystem, beginning in their hive. Similarly, community is fostered in the plant and animal worlds the bees nurture and bring together.