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Still Life with Reflections
Still Life with Reflections
Still Life with Reflections

© Courtesy the artist and Frith Street Gallery, London. Image credit: Vital Arts, Barts Health NHS Trust

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At Barts, Cornelia Parker observes that the waiting room is, by its very nature, a limbo place where time and reality can feel suspended. On being asked to create an artwork for such a room with the potential of a captive audience, Parker felt the blank ceiling was the appropriate place for it to be located. As she explains, 'The contemporary ceiling is usually a neglected empty space with no decoration, but further back in history, the ceiling was a popular site for art. In the lofty rooms of stately homes, eyes are taken upwards to enjoy the paintings or carvings that might adorn them. The artists who created them would often employ a technique known as trompe I’oeil, to trick the eye. Through the clever use of perspective, this would give an illusion of three dimensionality to what were in fact painted flat illusions or carved low relief’.

St Bartholomew's Hospital

London

Title

Still Life with Reflections

Date

2004

Medium

domestic silverware

Accession number

00454

Acquisition method

commission

Work type

Sculpture

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St Bartholomew's Hospital

West Smithfield, London, Greater London EC1A 7BE England

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