Monday, 16 September 2013

Cornelia Parker

Here is another artist featured on 'What Artists Do All Day'. As a lover of pattern, I like the way she constructs her sculptures in a logical, well-thought out manner - each piece could almost create a pattern itself, whether through objects or shadows. I thought 'Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View' was a really clever was to challenge how we view objects. Whilst the film of the shed being blown up felt like an art piece in itself, they way she displayed the fragments as if they were floating has a mesmerisingly beautiful effect, totally changing the view of a rather boring everyday thing. I think looking at shadows could be a great way to inspire abstract pattern making.

I actually saw her piece 'Thirty Pieces of Silver' a while back when it was at the Tate. I like how the steam-rollered pieces take on a whole different quality when they are hung in such an unconventional way; sitting just above the floor they almost look like fragmented pools.

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