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Apr 11

art installation appreciation.

if you attended a certain wedding with a certain drop down paper chandelier ceiling, you might be aware of the fact that i have a very special place in my heart reserved just for art installations. i know that ‘art installation’ is a pretty generic term, but chances are high if someone has creatively filled a space, then i’m going to be excited about it.

recently, dev and i can’t walk past an anthropologie store without going inside to inspect the window displays sneak photos of the details. you know, for that one day when we just have to construct a gigantic cascading ceiling of paper & wire coat hangers.

with this in mind, it was no surprise that i would fall head over heels for the artwork of yuko takada keller – a japanese paper artist who currently resides in denmark, and brooklyn based artist, tara donovan.

keller uses tracing paper as the main material for her artwork, because she says: “it creates a sense of transparency and etherealness”. i couldn’t agree more. aren’t these creations so delicate and pretty?

donovan also uses everyday materials for her beautiful, larger-than-life installations. in this new york times interview she says that the ideas behind her art are often “discovered in accidental ways”.

drinking straws:

styrofoam cups:


paper plates:

who knew paper plates could be so beautiful?

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6 comments on “art installation appreciation.”

  1. Courtney Says:

    Oh my goodness – I’m in love! These are so amazing!!

  2. allyn Says:

    absolutely beautiful. delicate. pretty. takes up space in an original way. i adore humble materials taking life into wondrous art. paper being one of my faves. thanks for sharing.

  3. Tara Says:

    ahh keller’s art is origami on steroids!!!

    also, i looked through tara donovan’s gallery online and so much of her art looks like oceanic creatures or images i would look at under a microscope! the intersection of science and art is brilliant. and her name’s not so bad either. :)

  4. allyn Says:

    gloriz, i just checked out your wedding article + photos! you look gorgeous. truly unique + picturesque wedding celebration. i don’t suppose it’s ever too late to say congratulations, right? happy marriage to you.

  5. kimia Says:

    i met tara donovan!! actually my painting class in college helped her do one of her cup installations at the st. louis art museum (SLAM) in 2007. her work is amaaaaazing in person…photos simply dont do it justice.

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