Monday, March 18, 2013
Aren't these installation sculptures by artist Tara Donovan so incredible?! She uses simple everyday objects and turns them into incredible works of art. I actually didn't believe the first one was made up of plastic drinking straws until I saw the super close-up. I thought it had been mismarked! It looks like a dreamy wall made up of layers of encaustic. These are so inspiring. It reminds me of this lady I talked to once when I was working at an art supply store. I was helping her pick out a very expensive sable brush and her husband said "Do you really need that?" She looked at me and said "You're only as good as your materials right?" I just had to smile and nod while secretly thinking "I hope not, because I use the $2 paints and get materials out of the dumpster out back."