Cornelia Parker – Deception Glass

Cornelia Parker - Deception Glass - 2017

Cornelia Parker - Deception Glass - 2017Best known for her large-scale installations, Cornelia Parker is fascinated by the physical properties of objects and materials, and their histories. Deception Glass, inspired by the first photographic images made by 19th century photography pioneer Henry Fox Talbot, explores the ideas of the positive versus the negative, collapsing time and the compression of three-dimensions into two.

Parker achieves this by using the photogravure process, placing ordinary objects directly on the plate and exposing them to ultraviolet light, so that they act as a photographic positive. The objects become literal shadows of their former selves and a spectral still life is captured on paper.


Medium: photogravure
Size: 61.3cm x 44.5cm
Edition of 40
Signed and numbered
Price: £1,100

This limited edition Cornelia Parker print is available at Terence Higgins Trust