Saturday, November 15, 2008

Tara Donovan

For over a decade, American sculptor Tara Donovan has transformed huge volumes of everyday items into stunning works of phenomenal impact. Layered, piled, or clustered with an almost viral repetition, these products assume forms that both evoke natural systems and seem to defy the laws of nature.

Nebulous, appearing like a mist over the floor, is made of nothing more than strips of Scotch® tape. Bluffs, nearly five-foot-high forms that suggest mountain peaks or stalagmites, are actually teetering stacks of plastic buttons.

"Untitled (Styrofoam Cups)", 2003

"Untitled (Styrofoam Cups)", (detail) 2003

"Untitled (Paper Plates)," 2003

"Untitled (Paper Plates)," (detail) 2003

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Her work is on display at the Boston ICA until January 4.

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