Thirty-Six Bee Cup by Malcolm Zander

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Thirty-Six Bee Cup by Malcolm Zander
All pieces are signed originals, individually created by the artist listed.
Malcolm Zander
Ottawa, Ontario

Thirty-Six Bee Cup
Unknown burl for cup. Poplar dowel, file folder plastic sheet, pearlized ball-head pins, beading pins and acrylic paints for the bees.
Cup dimensions: 4.5" x 7" x 7"

Artist's Note

“Half of the proceeds of the sale of this piece will go to the AAW EOG program, which provides funding for turning-related educational projects. The other half will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation for research into breast cancer. The AAW and the Terry Fox Foundation are two very worthy causes. Support them by bidding on the Thirty-Six Bee Cup. Buy it for your honey.” (More information on the Terry Fox foundation at the bottom of the page.)

About Malcolm Zander

Well-known for his almost impossibly thin and delicate turned-wood forms, Malcolm Zander brings a scientist’s precision and an artist’s eye to his work. Born in New Zealand and now living in Canada, Zander retired from his first career as a biochemistry professor in 1999. Winner of several awards, including the Niche Award and the Ontario Crafts Council Award of Excellence, his work has been exhibited in numerous juried and invitational art shows in the United States, Canada, and South Korea; he also has work in museum, private, and corporate collections.

About the Terry Fox Foundation

(http://www.terryfox.org/) Terry Fox was a 21-year old Canadian whose leg was amputated after he developed osteosarcoma in the knee. He decided to run across Canada in 1980 to raise money for cancer research. He began in St. John's Newfoundland and ran a marathon a day for 143 consecutive days on one leg and a prosthesis, asking people to donate just a dollar each. As he crossed the country and we watched him double step and hop westward his celebrity grew. He ran 5400 km, but when in September he reached Thunder Bay on the north shore of Lake Superior the cancer returned, with tumours in both lungs. He was taken to hospital and had to stop. He died the following year. He raised $24 million.

Every September since, for the last 35 years, there is a Terry Fox run to raise money for cancer research. Last year 3 million people ran all around the world, with pledges. To date these fundraising runs have raised over $700 million for cancer research. Funds raised in countries other than Canada (60 countries to date) are kept in the country of origin.

You can watch videos of Terry Fox running here: www.youtube.com/user/terryfoxcanada. I could not run even a single marathon on two legs. Imagine running one day after day for nearly 5 months, on one leg.