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Tara Donavan Creates a Surreal Landscape Out of a Common Object

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: acegallery.net and visualnews
Tara Donavan demonstrates how a simply object like the plastic cup can be transformed into a spectacular sight that will take breaths away. Left completely untouched, Tara Donavan simply piled the quintessential plastic cup with its brothers to create a snowy landscape that will have people shivering just looking at it.

Born in New York City and based in Brooklyn, Tara Donavan is known for working with atypical materials such as Scotch tape, styrofoam cups and drinking straws. Attracted to the color white, her art installations often yield a clean aesthetic that is at once inviting and surreal with a nature-inspired element that is beautiful to behold. Tara Donavan reveals, "It is not like I’m trying to simulate nature. It’s more of a mimicking of the way of nature, the way things actually grow.”