Accession Code: wu0963
Title: The Spider that died in the Tower of London
Date completed: 2000
Medium: Digital Archival Ink Jet Print
Height (mm):3 00
Width (mm): 410
Location Name: Millburn House
Location Description: The Writing Centre
Location Floor: 0
From ‘Bugs – the Print Portfolio’ 2000
As in many of Cornelia Parker’s more substantial works, this print deals with the transformation and past history of a found object. In this case the transformation has occurred without the artist’s intervention but the magnified image of the spider’s corpse evokes the former existence of a living occupant of an historic location.
The ten works which comprise Bugs – the Print Portfolio were generously donated by the artists for publication by the Byam Shaw School of Art in London to use as a means of raising funds for post-graduate scholarships. The series was produced in 2000 in an edition of 90.