Mirjam Oskam (Arnhem, 1944- ) studied at the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague in the 1960s. She draws, paints, sculpts and develops projects. Having lived and worked in Bennekom for many years, she has participated in several editions of the Bennekom initiative ‘regional Kunstroute 14 Karaats’. For the Wageningen Eng art route in 2009 she created a smaller version of her Swarm of Bees.
The structure consists of a five-metre-long recycled lamppost topped with a fan-like shape made of bent steel representing a swarm of bees that moves in the wind. Swarm of Bees is a crowdfunded work of art that was presented on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Wageningen University & Research in 2018. It can now be found on the south-west side of the Atlas building.
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