This product may not be available anymore.
for similar products.
CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Artist Tara Donovan uses commonplace consumer materials--toothpicks, tape,
pencils, buttons, paper plates, and the like--to create her dazzling sculptural
installations. Often biomorphic or topographical in character, her large-scale
abstract works utilize systematic arrangements of thousands or even millions of
units. Visually evocative and perceptually seductive, her pieces are at once
organic and highly structured. Donovan has been recognized for her commitment
to process and her ability to discover how the inherent physical
characteristics of an object might allow it to be transformed into art.
Published in conjunction with a major solo exhibition at the Institute for
Contemporary Art/Boston, this book is the first to document Donovan's complete
oeuvre, from her beginnings working in ink to her most recent pieces. Among the
many works shown are Untitled (Plastic Cups) , a 50-by-60-foot landscape of
plastic cups; Haze, a 42-foot-long wall of over two million clear plastic
drinking straws stacked like wood; and her three 40-inch cubes, one of steel
pins, one of toothpicks, and one of shattered glass. An in-depth conversation
between Donovan and Lawrence Weschler traces the artist's schooling, early
career, and current work.