Riddle: Medium sucks, Job doesn't














Any guesses?

Try clear drinking straws at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. Believe it or not, they're stacked (with holes facing the viewer) 12 feet high and 42 feet wide. This is the kind of stupefying art that Tara Donovan makes.

I discovered Tara's work through Comment Magazine online this week, and you can read their article about her and a few of her creations here.

If you're interested in a road trip, go see her work up close at the Met, but do it before September 21st. (More info is in the article link.)

No car? No money? Want a little JPEG inspiration from the comforts of your home office instead? Then view a slide show of Tara's previous projects here. For kicks, try to guess the medium in each photo before looking at the description.

And one more thing. (Please pardon me if this seems too additional, but I just have to ask it.) The last line of the article reads, "Donovan calls us to value the process, as well as the goal." What benefits might there be if you valued the process of your job like Tara values hers?

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2 comments:

L.L. Barkat September 8, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

Oooo... I love this piece of art! But before Sept 21... sigh, not sure I can make it. Seems like it would be best in person though.

Thanks for your encouragements over on GoodWord. Really.

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