Solid steel rods coated in brilliant brass appear to rise out of the earth and reach for the sky in this dramatic sculpture by Canadian artist, Tonya Hart. Hart creates work that is inspired by forces of nature—light, energy and magnetism.
“As a sculptor, I am drawn to the visual animations of fluid dynamics and magnetism that explore the underlying structure of the universe. Fluid dynamics is the study of the mechanics of flow in liquid, gas and air; while magnetism is the dominant force structuring movement.” Tonya Hart
Hart received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors in 1998 as a Visual Arts Major at York University in Toronto. In 2006 she attended George Brown College. She has since worked with cities across Canada including four commissions with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, Canada to create public art installations. In 2019-20, Hart took part in a studio residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto.