Artist Turns Everyday Materials into Alien Landscapes

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 9:52AM
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Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 9:52AM
Artist Turns Everyday Materials into Alien Landscapes

Tara Donovan reaches into her office supply closet and finds a an alien universe. Donovan, born in New York in 1969, is known for transforming simple materials into transcendent works of art through repetition. Buttons, toothpicks, and straws are this artist's mediums of choice, as she explores the complex worlds lurking in common household goods. 

 

Credit: Tara Donovan

 

Credit: Tara Donovan

 

Credit: Tara Donovan

 

Credit: Tara Donovan

 

Credit: Tara Donovan

 

Donovan's current exhibition features her early sculptures in which 36-inch geometric cubes are formed from pins, toothpicks, and glass - without the use of adhesive. The show also includes a pieces entitled "Haze," a massive white flatland composed of an infinite number of drinking straws, and "Bluff," a series of glimmering towers made from glue and buttons. 

 

"So much about the art process is paying attention," Donovan explains. "It's about looking and noticing things." 

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