We are glad that springtime finally arrived, though it might not be the favorite time of artist Jeroen Eisinga, who was covered with 150,000 bees for his project ‘Springtime’. As he tells us, he was stung thirty times but did not feel any pain. Except towards the end, when he was stung in his eyelids. The artist himself states: ‘I felt resistance up to a certain moment, but after a while I let it go and surrendered to the experience. I think I must have entered a state of trance at some point. I started to feel completely empty inside and entered a state of complete freedom. Towards the end I only heard the beating of my heart and my own breathing.’ You can take a look behind the scenes and see Jeroen after the bees were removed when you click here.
All images © Jeroen Eisinga