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"Swarm" by Haimi Fenichel, Part 3 in a Series by Katia Rabey

Haimi Feniche’s piece, Swarm, is made up of 12,000 life-size porcelain snails: 5,000 on each of the poles and 2,000 to spare. They were manually cast by Fenichel one-by-one, then fired, painted, and fired again. Together they constitute a unity, sort of a one-hive mind that is even more precious because of the attention to detail paid by the artist to each of its little members.