Tara Donovan is an American sculptor who was born in New York in 1969. As a New York native, she first attended the School of Visual Arts, then the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Virginia Commonwealth University. She is well known for her confident ability to go against the steady grain of the art community. As a contemporary artist, Donovan tends to use site-specific installations to exhibit her sculptures, which are made up of everyday objects such as tape, tooth picks, straws and cups. The sculptures she creates tend to be extremely delicate and detailed, with natural repetitive patterns to complement the serenity of her handmade compositions.