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This Fine Art Print is called 'Kovan". Kovan is part of the Hive Series by St. Louis Artist Jennifer Klemp.


'Kovan' was painted much later than 'Alvarium', which was the first painting of the series where I tried to combine hexagons and grids together. 'Kovan' is simply 'hive' in Turkish.


In this grid fused with hexagons the hexagons squeeze inside of a bubble. I am not sure how this one turned out just the way I wanted it too, it just did. I love the swirl shape to the left of the bubble where the grid is mis-matched. I want to create more grids in future paintings where the grid is mismatched, yet it looks cohesive. This is not always easy to achieve this feeling of 'slightly off', and still have things look good.


'Kovan' is proof that you can always go back to a series and work on a painting or drawing within the concepts of that series. See what happens... you might be surprised at how different the painting may be.


A note from the Artist:

"The Hive Series is a set of drawings that I did several years ago when I wanted to start painting about bees and their role as an integral part of our current eco-system. The drawings were meant to be the sketches for future paintings.


Populations of bumblebees and other solitary bees have steeply declined in many places, largely because of insecticide and herbicide use, habitat loss, and global warming.  Some species, such as the rusty patched bumblebee, are even listed as endangered species.


If all of the world's bees died off, there would be major rippling effects throughout ecosystems.


Without bees, the availability and diversity of fresh produce would decline substantially, and human nutrition would likely suffer. Crops that would not be cost-effective to hand- or robot-pollinate would likely be lost or persist only with the dedication of human hobbyists."



Kovan | A Fine Art Print by Jennifer Klemp St. Louis Artist

  • Signed & Dated by St. Louis Fine Artist - Jennifer Klemp

    Small image size:  6 3/4 inches x 5  7/8 inches

    Small paper size: 6 1/8  inches x 7 inches

    Large image size: 12 1/2 inches x 10 1/2 inches

    Large paper size: 14 1/8  inches x 13 1/4 inches 

    Framing tip: Large size will fit nicely in a 16 x 20 frame

    Please note, we give plenty of room around the image. This will allow for many custom matting preferences since there are so many options.  Generally speaking, though, you want the image to have enough room to breath when framed. Paper size may vary slightly, as each piece is cut by hand. 

    Details: Fine Art Print | Limited Edition for Large Pieces| Signed & Dated by Artist 




  • Shipping: Will be shipped within 3-5 business days unless otherwise noted. Currently only ships to USA. 

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