Hive’s collision of steel, glass, rope and paper emphasizes an intersection of form with narrative. The thick steel pipe arches in different directions, radiating power and defining negative space. The glass bell jar, which overflows with papers, is held tenuously by a shredding rope. The papers, which look like torn out journal or diary pages, read, “Giving up doesn’t always mean that you’re weak, sometimes it means you’re strong enough to let go.” All of the ideas written on the paper can instantaneously crash to the floor. Will they be freed or ruined? What will impact whether they fall or not? The literal meaning of the hive suggests the demise of bees, while the figurative metaphor highlights the vulnerability of ideas and being.