08.05.15 by Jeff

Sculptures and Installations Made From Everyday Objects by Tara Donovan

artist-tara-donovan08Haze, 2003. translucent plastic drinking straws

Brooklyn-based artist Tara Donovan uses everyday objects like tape, straws, buttons, and cups to create large-scale installations and sculptures. Lots more images below.

artist-tara-donovan01Untitled (Plastic Cups), 2006. plastic cups

artist-tara-donovan02Untitled, 2014. acrylic and adhesive

artist-tara-donovan03Untitled, 2014. styrene index cards, metal, wood, paint and glue

artist-tara-donovan04Bluffs, 2006. buttons and glue

artist-tara-donovan05Untitled, 2012. acrylic and adhesive

artist-tara-donovan06Untitled (Styrofoam Cups), 2008. styrofoam cups and glue

artist-tara-donovan07Untitled (Pins), Untitled (Toothpicks), and Untitled (Glass), 2004


Images via Pace Gallery


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

  • Katti Jensen

    I saw some of Tara Donovans work in the museum Louisiana in Denmark. It was one of the most impressive exhibitions I have been to. I find it fascinating how she combines simple objects to create such stunning sculptures. I definately recommend to see these sculptures in real life as they will blow your mind!

    • kimi

      Yeah, I was wondering how much is lost not seeing it in person.

  • scottlistfield

    I caught a show of her work at Boston’s ICA a few years back. They’re really incredible in person. I know there are a lot of artists making work these days out of common household items. Not all of it transcends the materials they’re made out of, but these feel like sprawling, stunning natural formations. It’s hard to rationalize, as you look at them, that they’re just made of plastic cups or diner straws, even though you can see quite clearly that they are.

  • KateTaylorDesign

    One of my favorite artists of all time. Such a simple concept but in my opinion Tara does it the best. Thanks for featuring her. Sadly a lot is lost in photos, of course, but everyone should put her on their list as a must see in the future!

22.08.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Alice Fennessy

Drawings and watercolour paintings by artist Alice Fennessy. More images below.

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21.08.17 by Jeff

OPEN CALL: @Booooooom Instagram Feature

photo by Jimmy Marble

Heads up, we are currently accepting submissions for features on our @Booooooom Instagram account. This is an open call for photos that fit the theme: ‘A fleeting moment’.

If you have an image that you think fits this theme, leave a comment below with 1 image and a clickable link to your Instagram account.



21.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Ian Cumberland

Paintings by artist Ian Cumberland, currently based in Belfast. More images below.

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21.08.17 by Staff

“Heads” by Artist Ronald Gonzalez

Sculptures made from found objects, wax, wire, metal filings, glue, soot and welded steel by New York-based artist Ronald Gonzalez. See more “Heads” below.

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21.08.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Klone

Arad, Israel

Some recent murals by Israel-based artist Klone, who describes this series of work as an exploration of personal topography. See more below.

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