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Beautiful Glass (Broken)

by Cornelia Parker RA

An everyday object is transformed into a curious and engaging image in this striking polymer photogravure etching by Cornelia Parker RA.

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Artwork details

Artist Cornelia Parker RA
Dimensions 26.5 x 29cm
Fabric & material Polymer
Edition 70
Medium Print

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Product story

An everyday object is transformed into a curious and engaging image in this striking polymer photogravure etching by Cornelia Parker RA.

Parker is known for her practice of destroying objects only to recreate and transform the remnants, changing both their appearance and contextual meaning. In this print, the glass is broken and exposed to ultraviolet light in order to create a photographic positive. This medium creates a powerful image formed of sharp and blurred edges in the monochrome tones which characterise Parker’s work.

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About Cornelia Parker RA

Cornelia Parker RA studied at Gloucester College of Art 1974 - 1975, Wolverhampton Polytechnic, BA Hons 1975 - 1978 and Reading University, MFA 1980 -1982.

Parker is well known for her large scale, often site specific, installations. Her engagement with the fragility of existence and the transformation of matter is exemplified in two key works: 'Dark Matter', a cartoon-like reconstruction of an... Go to artist page