Sculptor and installation artist Cornelia Parker (born 1956 in Cheshire, UK) has blown up garden sheds, installed the charred remains of churches in galleries, crushed and steamrolled objects, and even exhibited a sleeping Tilda Swinton inside a vitrine. She is an artist enthralled by processes and metaphors. Her work resurrects and transforms ordinary occurrences into compelling poetic moments that captivate and awe-inspire.
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About the artwork
STOP, but what exactly? Stop Smoking, Stop Stressing, Stop Shouting? Taken out of its context the work becomes a plea to reconsider, to think again. With white embossed lettering on black enamel, the sign is based on a photograph the artist took of a mangled parking notice in a British housing estate.