03.03.10 by Jeff

Tara Donovan

Sculptures made of paper, Styrofoam cups, tape, drinking straws, and other objects, by Tara Donovan. Brooklyn, New York.

tara donovan artist sculpture tape paper drinking straws

tara donovan artist sculpture tape paper drinking straws

tara donovan artist sculpture tape paper drinking straws

tara donovan artist sculpture tape paper drinking straws

tara donovan artist sculpture tape paper drinking straws













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • Sarah

    I first saw Tara Donovan’s work in Sculpture magazine and I fell in love. There’s something about art made from everyday objects that’s so wonderful, making something ordinary into something beautiful.

  • I first saw Tara’s work in the cavernous Ace gallery on Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles several years ago. It comes across well in photographs but is truly outstanding in person and I urge anyone near by one of her exhibits to attend.

  • oondah

    I saw a collect of her installations at the ICA Boston. These photos do not do her work justice. The scale that these pieces are in is mind boggling. Amazing work!

  • I love that the items are completely unrecognizable when they are grouped together like this. (one up from the bottom is made of straws!)

  • dan

    I saw her work at the ICA in Boston a year or so ago, and seeing it in person = an even crazier level of amazing.

    If you ever have any chance to see her sculptures, don’t hesitate, JUST GO!

  • Michael

    I just saw her exhibit in San Diego – awesome in person.

  • Ari

    These pieces look phenomenal! I wish I was able to view these works of art in person. The one with the cups must be incredible.

  • justin nelson

    wow. unreal. seriously next level.

  • Hiroyuki Hamada

    One of my favorite artists today. Really cool works.

  • William Clark

    I know this sounds ridiculous, but the sound of her straw wall is absolutely amazing. Imagine a silence so profound, that it is deafening. If you ever have the pleasure of seeing her work, lean close and actually listen to it. Completely different view of the works.

    • wow i would love to experience her work in person





23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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