Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Art I Like - Influences and Inspirations - Tara Donovan - A Cloud of Cups

Donovan, Tara.  Untitled.  2003.  Styrofoam Cups, Hot Glue.  Ace Gallery, Los Angeles.  

Tara Donavan's work inspires me because she has an interesting sense of articulation through pattern.  She takes one constructed material item (i.e., straws, plastic cups, scotch tape) and uses a proliferation of the item to create a pattern and then bends the pattern to create a new landscape that takes the material into a new dimension.  

I read an article onTara Donovan where the reviewer refers to her pieces as “sacred machinery” because her forms evoke the idea of the infinite.  I appreciate how in her work the material becomes secondary to the pattern that it creates.   

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