Risk was created in reflectionof a study that was done by The University of Vermont and published by theSmithsonian Magazine. This study explores the areas that are most effected bythe decline of bees in relation to the number of crops they yield each year. Ichose to focus only on the state of Iowa because it is my home state andbecause of its large presence in the agricultural industry.
Each piecestands as a scale for a county in Iowa. The scale is determined through thecolor and size of the ceramic point that is jutting off of the wall. A countythat has a spike that protrudes furthest from the wall and has the deepest shadeof red is the highest threat to the bee population.