Mr. And Mrs. Ferguson Art Penny Sculpters American Artist Team
Our collaboration began when we met each other at Burning Man in 2008. We wanted to create art that expressed the love we found with one another with hope that others too will find the look they seek. We were married under our art installation, Heart of the City in 2011. Every year since, we have lifted ourselves to challenges that test and strengthen our relationship. [from the artists' website]
"Bee Or Not To Bee" Ursa Mater 2016
"Bee Or Not To Bee", As Art, Artists: Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, At The 2019 Burning Man Decompression Party, Old Power Station, San Francisco, California

A honey bee (also spelled honeybee) is a eusocial flying insect within the genus Apis of the bee clade, all native to Eurasia but spread to four other continents by human beings. They are known for construction of perennial, colonial nests from wax, for the large size of their colonies, and for their surplus production and storage of honey, distinguishing their hives as a prized foraging target of many animals, including honey badgers, bears and human hunter-gatherers.[from wikipedia]

Ursa Mater 2016, Artists: Mr. and Mrs. Ferguson, Penny Sculptors, American Artist Team, Sculpture of Mother Bear with two Cubs, San Jose, California

Ursa Mater, affectionately known to the citizens of Black Rock City (Burning Man) as Mamma Penny Bear is a sequential installation to our Ursa Mater sculpture from 2016. This bear returned with her cubs. Third in our series of penny sculptures, this piece has the most coins we have ever placed to create the effect of a fur coat. This one has over 200,000 pennies. Ursa Mater was carved from foam and layered in a concrete stucco with the pennies placed in the wet stucco vertically, it took us and our 12 person art team, 4 months to complete.[from the artists' website]

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