Peter Coffin

AMERICAN, BORN 1972

Peter Coffin’s practice involves working with familiar things—here, the sun, bees, honey—to see them anew. This project comprises an apiary at the far edge of Storm King’s property, where a beekeeper leads tours, educating participants about honeybees and their dependence on the sun for communication and survival. Tour participants receive a gift of local honey: a proposed answer to the artist’s whimsical question, “What does light taste like?”

Please consult the Storm King Calendar of Events for a current listing of tour dates and times.

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable

Peter Coffin
Untitled (Bees Making Honey), 2012
Beehives and honey bees
Dimensions variable
Courtesy the artist