Image Resources | Currently on View in Anna S. and James P. White Gallery (W404)

Untitled (Mylar)

Tara Donovan (American, 1969-)


Untitled (Mylar) is a large, multipart abstract sculpture that appears to mimic the organic form of a meteor, molecule, or planetary constellation. Donovan developed the sculpture using her signature accumulative process found in many of her drawings and sculptures. For this work, multiple studio assistants rolled flat circles of Mylar into three-dimensional cones and then combined them into variously sized spheres that they clustered together. Like many of Donovan’s works, this sculpture transforms a common industrially produced material—Mylar—into a surprising form that evokes forms and materials found in nature.

Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art.


Object Information

artist
Tara Donovan (American, 1969-)
creation date
2010
materials
Mylar, hot glue
dimensions
H: 13 ft.
accession number
2010.218A-D
credit line
Commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Frank Curtis Springer & Irving Moxley Springer Purchase Fund, Anonymous IV Art Fund, Deaccessioned Contemporary Art Fund
copyright
Courtesy The Pace Gallery
collection
Contemporary Art