Combining a Minimalist-inspired aesthetic with a love of ordinary materials such as drinking straws, pencils, adhesive tape, and paper plates, Donovan creates delicate but monumental sculptures that evoke forms found in nature. To compose this work, she rolled sheets of Mylar to form cones and then glued these smaller units together to create molecular modules. Characteristically, Donovan exploits the properties of her material—in this case, the reflective surface of Mylar, which responds to light in different ways.
Mylar and hot glue
18 1/4 x 32 1/2 x 30 in. (46.4 x 82.6 x 76.2 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the Contemporary Art Council
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Tara Donovan (American, born 1969). Untitled, 2009. Mylar and hot glue, 18 1/4 x 32 1/2 x 30 in. (46.4 x 82.6 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Contemporary Art Council, 2009.24. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photograph courtesy of Pace Wildenstein LLC, CUR.2009.24_Pace_Wildenstein.jpg)
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