Beeswax is a fundamental material in my work. Beeswax smells sweet, has a warm and natural yellow colour, and is malleable making it suitable for the casting process. Beeswax, bees, and beehives are also often used as metaphors for community, social structures, and communal labour. Several projects include hollow beeswax replicas of ubiquitous, commonly found objects discarded or ignored within a project site. The original is transformed by the beeswax from a common discard to a rarefied and valued object, which requires attention and care to preserve it from its intrinsic vulnerability and fragility.