Her beehive-inspired design will serve as the visual representation for TEDxSaltLakeCity 2019.

About her design, Tonya says: As it relates to technology, entertainment, and design, the honeybee and hive is the quintessential representation for TEDxSaltLakeCity 2019 for the theme "Dynamic Harmony". The honeybee is notably documented throughout history in works of art dating as far back as 8,000 years to a cave painting known as The Man of Bicorp, and for both species to move forward, humanity must reconstruct and maintain harmony with our ecosystem. Bees have sophisticated technology, are quite entertaining - they dance, and would make a divine architectural firm that would take the Pritzker Prize every year. Eat your heart out, I.M. Pei.

Tonya Nuelle is a Northern California native who moved to Utah as a child. After high school she returned to California to attend Brooks College, where she received her degree in Interior Design. She currently resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and two children. On weekends you may find her dragging them throughout art museums around the valley.

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