Tara Donovan is active/lives in New York. Tara Donovan is known for natural phenomena installation-every day materials.
Biography Tara Donovan
An installation artist who uses common materials such as toothpicks,
tar paper, drinking straws and paper plates to achieve the effect of
natural phenomena, Tara Donovan describes herself as "fascinated with
creating chaos out of something and then restructuring it and giving it
new order." She says her goal is to transcend her materials so
that "what they are made from is not initially apparent." She
begins by creating a small-scale version of the work she envisions, and
then works with studio assistants to make the final installation that
can take up to six-hundred hours.
Many of her works are large-scale from a single material in "massive
quantity" such as her entry in the 2000 Whitney Biennial---a miniatu
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