Hive Mapping I, large Sculpture by Tonya Hart

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Hive Mapping series in exhibition at The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn

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Hive Mapping I, large

Tonya Hart



Size: 33 W x 53 H x 1 D in

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About The Artwork

This is a large version of Hive Mapping I. The Hive Mapping is a series of large drawings that seek to represent organic growth. They were created in response to the hypothesis that bee colony collapse is caused by the uniformity of hive manufacture that increases the risk of disease. I began the drawings with the paper scrolled so that only a few inches were visible at a time. I added hexagon upon hexagon freely and did not see the finish drawing until I completed and unrolled the final hive shape. The drawings were later translated into CAD and laser cut out of Baltic Birch. For this larger version, the laser cut sheets of birch are layered to create a unique composition and a hive which has more depth and animation.

Details & Dimensions

Sculpture:Baltic Birch on Wood

Original:One-of-a-kind Artwork

Size:33 W x 53 H x 1 D in

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Tonya Hart studied at York University in Toronto and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts degree in 1998. Her artwork draws inspiration from nature, science and light with a focus on portraying magnetism. Nature and magnetism have manifest in a vast array of articulations in her artwork and continues to facilitate the conceptual nature of her work. Notable exhibitions include solo exhibitions at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2018); Canadian Sculpture Centre (2009) and Paul Petro Special Projects Space (2010); and group shows with 4heads arts group in NYC for Portal Art Fair (2017) in SoHo and Governor’s Island Art Fair (2017) and with Saatchi for Brooklyn art fairs in fall 2018 and spring 2019. In 2011, Tonya entered the public art realm with INFRA commissioned by the city of Toronto for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, becoming the first of three exhibitions for Nuit Blanche. She has since worked with cities across Canada including three commissions with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, Canada to create public art installations.

Artist Recognition

Showed at the The Other Art Fair

Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in Toronto, Brooklyn

Artist featured in a collection

Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection