‘drawing (pins)’ by tara donovan drawing pins on Gatorboard® image © designboom

pace gallery showcased the work of new york artist tara donovan entitled ‘drawing (pins)’, exhibited at art basel 2012. the pieces are made up of tens of thousands of nickel-headed thumbtacks embedded in Gatorboard® in varying degrees, generating detailed texture and movement. the collection is an archetypal example of donovan’s signature style, where she is known for using a multitude of a single item to create often large-scale installations.

art basel   drawing (pins) by tara donovan hundreds and thousands of pins create shade and texture in a piece image © designboom

art basel   drawing (pins) by tara donovan image © designboom

art basel   drawing (pins) by tara donovan image courtesy of nicola anthony

art basel   drawing (pins) by tara donovan image © designboom