Rorschach (Vera). 2005. Sculptures of flattened silver plated objects, such as trophies, candelabra, tea sets, cutlery and musical instruments, hovering a few inches from the floor space. Tenerife Espacio de las Artes (TEA), Tenerife.

Edge of England. 1999. Chalk from a cliff fall at Beachy Head, England suspended by wire. Milwaukee Art 

Thirty Pieces of Silver. 1988. Silver objects flattened by a steamroller, arranged into disc-shaped groups and suspended by wire. Tate Modern. London.

Mass (Colder Darker Matter).1997. Burnt wood, wire and string. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum.

Neither from nor Towards. 1992. Suspended bricks in an uncertain state of collapse or resurrection. Coulthard gallery, Somerset House, London.

Cornelia Parker was born Cheshire, UK in 1956. She studied at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design from 1974 to 1975 and Wolverhampton Polytechnic from 1975 to 1978 (Wikipedia). Parker’s work usually derives from “found objects that are recycled in artworks generally input a sense of time to the degree that the objects’ past history and identity remain evident” (Robertson & Craig). According to our textbook, she likes to incorporate a connection between the past and the present into her artwork (Robertson & Craig). From what I have seen and read she likes to take specific objects that have had some sort of significance in the past, that have deteriorated over the years and likes to rearrange the objects so it has more of a subtle and quiet tone but still has the magnitude to move the viewer or has the “eye of the storm” effect and thus relates it to the concept of time (“Frith”). Her “work is regarded internationally for its complex, darkly humorous, ironic style” (“Cornelia”). Overall, her message is to “reveal the path of time to be anything but linear and straightforward” (Robertson & Craig). As of today, she is currently married with one daughter and works and lives in London, England (Wikipedia).


“Cornelia Parker – Biography.” Cornelia Parker. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2012. <;.

Robertson, Jean, and Craig McDaniel. Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980. New York: Oxford UP, 2005. Print.

“Frith Street Gallery.” Biography-Cornelia Parker. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Sept. 2012. <;.