Tara Donovan

“I develop systems based on the physical properties and structural capabilities of a singular accumulated material. The unit is then reproduced according to given special conditions and collected in various ways to discover how it behaves visually in a population. The final form evolves organically from the material itself via its innate properties and structure. Installed specifically for each exhibition space, these forms function as fields of visual activity”

-Tara Donovan, from her artist statement

System: A set of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole.

• Systems have a structure defined by their individual components; these components dictate the composition of the whole.

• Systems have interconnectivity; the various parts of a system have functional as well as structural relationships to each other.

• Systems often have a set of rules that govern structure (how it comes together) and behavior