Are you taking the Mickey | Claudia Aalderink

Claudia Aalderink


'Are you taking the Mickey' 2024 by Claudia Aalderink is an original Beehive artwork in a multitude of colourful beehive pieces on a tondo shape with a free form base creating an illusion of the work dripping from its base.

Each artwork is created by hand cutting old beehive boxes into smaller shapes and re-assembling them in unique colour ways and shapes that Claudia is known for.

Dimensions: (h)1010mm x (w)500mm x (d)40mm
Medium: Recycled Beehives on Plywood

Artist Bio

Claudia Aalderink is a Kihikihi based artist, originally from Holland and has lived with her family in New Zealand since 2005. She is a forerunner in her design and constantly reinventing the possibilities of her medium. 

Claudia has always had an interest in re-using and recycling material for artworks and in 2012 she came in contact with a large number of discarded beehives meant for firewood. Without hesitation she started exploring this new medium by disassembling them and revealing the beautiful character of the boxes in a new lease of life. “Each piece has their own story and I love the honesty of the material. I don’t hide any of the ‘scars’ created over time. They merely add to the final outcome of a piece”.

Within a reduced visual vocabulary of circles, squares, rectangles, and lines, she explores the subtlety of colour, scale, and composition creating original pieces of art.  

SKU: CA02-06-1-1-1-1-1

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