Tara Donovan manipulates mundane materials into massive constructions, landscapes and volumes that transcend the material they are created from. Paper plates, plastic cups, pencils and the like become the individual motifs of a larger naturalistic pattern.
Donovan is making a career out of building constructed surfaces. The individual parts transcend their original use and become elements of a larger field, a surface of units creating a pattern, or a volume. Its much like organic architecture: deliberate but random.
Go to her gallery website. You wont be disappointed and you’ll find out what each of the pieces are made of: Tara Donovan