'Meteorite Misses Waco', Cornelia Parker

'Meteorite Misses Waco', Cornelia Parker

Cornelia Parker (born 1956)
'Meteorite Misses Waco, Texas'
2001
Printed atlas with scorched mark and burnt hole
Museum no. E.262-2005
Purchased through the Julie and Robert Breckman Print Fund

This is from a series called 'Meteorite Lands in the Middle of Nowhere' for which the artist heated a tiny meteorite and scorched six selected place names in the USA on six maps. Some of her meteorites make direct hits, others are near misses, but all the place names have been chosen for their powerful associations.