Lisa Tickner as interviewer:
"I felt very much before I had children that time was like a bolt of cloth. There might be more or less of it but it had an even consistency, whereas once I had children time was like an unpicked garment. You had to think, 'Well, this is a sleeve, what can I do with a sleeve?' Or, 'This is a bigger bit, this is a morning, a bit that goes right across the shoulders, I might be able to do something with this.' I can really only grasp something between 10am and 1pm, although I can read a book that's not too demanding after 6pm."
Cornelia Parker - interview by Lisa Tickner 'A Strange Alchemy' in: 'Difference and excess in contemporary art. The visibility of women's practice' Editor Gill Perry, 2004, Blackwell, Oxford