She recently completed a "mermaid" for Folkestone, England, for the Folkestone Triennial, reprising Copenhagen's Little Mermaid through her own lens.
Her interview in the Tate video series describes both the project and her approach to her work.
"Parker's compelling transformations of familiar, everyday objects investigate the nature of matter, test physical properties and play on private and public meaning and value. Using materials that have a history loaded with association, a feather from Sigmund Freud's pillow for example, Parker has employed numerous methods of exploration- suspending, exploding, crushing, stretching objects and even language through her titles."
|Poison and Antidote Drawing, 2010|
Rattlesnake venom and black ink, Anti-venom and white ink
37 x 37 cm
|Pornographic Drawing, 1997|
Ink made from dissolving video tape (confiscated by HM Customs & Excise) in solvent
61 x 61 cm
|Hanging Fire Suspected Arson, 1999|
Charcoal, wire, pins, nails
Length: 140 cm Width: 84 cm Height: 220 cm
|Cold Dark Matter: An Exploded View, 1991|
A garden shed and contents blown up
|Perpetual Canon, 2004|
Flattened brass band instruments suspended