Name: Bee Blackley
Location: Plant Hill Park, Higher Blackley
Designed and decorated by: Lizzie Rose Chapman.
Sponsor: Team Hive Blackley
The artist was inspired by the night sky and the life patterns of bees and humans. Students reflected on the tides of the moon and the ebb and flow of people from home to town and worker bees as they come and go from their hives. Children, looking down at the city below, felt as though they could reach up and touch the stars from here, and that nothing is beyond their reach.
Welcome to Blackley, the highest, greenest suburb in Manchester and its wealth of open spaces, parks and forest. It has an impressive history with a mention in the Domesday Book in 1086. Team Hive represents children and students, Friends of parks and residents who want to share their very own Bee in Plant Hill Park with the world.
Lizzie Rose is a designer maker based in Manchester. She is most content in her home studio surrounded by a collection of plants and pencils, drawing the day away. Her creative process starts with the basics – blank paper and the seeds of an idea. Nature is an endless source of inspiration for Lizzie and shines through her artwork.