Second novel, and Cornelia Parker

I’ve just delivered my second novel to my agent for submission to publishers … and I’m about to plunge back into my third. It’s an exciting full-of-possibilities time and I wish the novel well out there in the real world. And in the meantime I wish fellow-novelist, Helen Chandler all the luck in the world with her first novel Two for Joy, just out.

And the thing I would love to have imagined and made, this month, is Cornelia Parker‘s Cold Dark Matter : An Exploded View:














Cold Dark Matter : An Exploded View, 1991















She has said of her work (she has a new show at the Frith Street Gallery in London until 27 July):

I resurrect things that have been killed off … . My work is all about the potential of materials – even when it looks like they’ve lost all possibilities. (She said that here:

I like that idea, of making art from things that appear to have lost all possible life.

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I write fiction about the difficulty we have when we try to say what's in our hearts.
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2 Responses to Second novel, and Cornelia Parker

  1. mmm I m not sure we are in sync with the visual arts taste…even though I do share the interest of the idea of making every piece of matter be used to it’s completely, total full potential… afraid am not much of a lover or modern/contemporary (not sure what the word would be is not a period but certain ways of art)art…. but the new novel yay!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this since I finished Speaking of Love, and that was right after it was released….if it depends on me, it will do amazingly well, looking forward to reading it!!!!! 🙂

  2. angela says:

    Thank you so much, Cynthia. My new novel hasn’t found a publisher yet but I truly appreciate your enthusiasm for it (and for Speaking of Love). I’ll post when it finds a publisher.