Alvéoles (2005)

Santa Ratniece

Commission: Radio France

This piece is inspired by different colours, textures, densities and tastes of honey. The main idea of form arose from the six-angled honey cells. We can not see the colours of honey, how different they can be, without the reflections of light. It can be just a twinkle or a glimmer or a strong luster of light which makes these colours more intensive. But also honey itself is more or less liquid, depending on its thickness. And I am very interested in the process of crystallization of honey. In the beginning there is only a dim radiance, the flower honey, and lower the register colours become darker, like a forest honey.