Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini


The Stags, 2008
Patricia Piccinini, The Stags, 2008, fibreglass, automotive paint, cycle parts

Bodyguard_(for_the_Golden_Helmeted_Honeyeater)
Patricia Piccinini, Bodyguard (for the Golden Helmeted Honeyeater), 2004

The Surrogate, 2005
Patricia Piccinini, Surrogate (for the Northern Hairynosed Wombat), 2005, silicone, fibreglass, plywood, leather, fur

The Surrogate, 2005, rear view
Patricia Piccinini, Surrogate (for the Northern Hairynosed Wombat) (rear view), 2005, silicone, fibreglass, plywood, leather, fur

Newborn, 2010
Patricia Piccinini, Newborn, 2010, silicone, forton, steel, human hair

The Comforter, 2010
Patricia Piccinini, The Comforter, 2010, silicone, fibreglass, steel, human hair and fox fur, clothing

Bottom Feeder, 2009
Patricia Piccinini, Bottom Feeder, 2009, silicone, fiberglass, fox fur

Bottom Feeder, 2009 rear view
Patricia Piccinini, Bottom Feeder (rear view), 2009, silicone, fiberglass, fox fur

Infestation, 2009-2010
Patricia Piccinini, Infestation, 2009-2010, bronze, automotive paint

The Long Awaited, 2008
Patricia Piccinini, The Long Awaited,  2008, silicone, fibreglass, human hair, leather, plywood, clothing

Foundling, 2008
Patricia Piccinini, Foundling, 2008, silicone, human hair, polyester, nylon, wool, plastic

The Embrace, 2005
Patricia Piccinini, The Embrace, 2005, silicone, fibreglass, human hair, plywood, leather, clothing

Offspring, 2005
Patricia Piccinini, Offspring, 2005, silicone, fibreglass, human hair, plywood, leather

Big Mother and Surrogate, 2005
Patricia Piccinini, Big Mother and Surrogate, 2005, silicone, fibreglass, leather, studs, diaper

Litter, 2010
Patricia Piccinini, Litter, 2010, silicone, fibreglass, steel, fox fur

Patricia Piccinini

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37 comments:

Brandi said...

Thanks for freaking me out first thing in the morning.

Isabel said...

these are a bit creepy LOL

Alisa said...

" " that is me being speechless.

Melanie's Randomness said...

Well... That's interesting. It's nice to not see the same type of fairy sculpture everytime you see an art exhibit. I give her props for originality but weirrdddd I think is not powerful enough of word for this. Odd.

Jill said...

Those are just really really gross.

Have you seen the movie Splice?

Brooke said...

Well...The first one is pretty. The rest...creepy! But, I give her props for making them look damn real. I imagine an exhibit would look like Madame Tussauds from hell.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Uaaahhh, this is freaking me out!

Heff said...

GOOD LORD, THESE ARE HORRID !!!

HOLD ME !!

drollgirl said...

why am i so happy that these works are FREAKING YOU ALL OUT?!?! hahahah!!!!

sorry! NOT REALLY!

diane said...

I wonder what kind of childhood Patricia had.

Claire Kiefer said...

Yeah, I gotta say, these are DISTURBING. I'm shuddering over here. Ugh.

Kristin said...

Dude. I can't look away. Ahhhhhhhh!

Christiejolu said...

Wow those are freaky!!!

The last one was kinda cute...

Ebony said...

They look like those naked cats. A friend just googled them, it's called Canadian hairless.

bananas. said...

AHHHHHHHH!!! OOOOOH!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEH!!!

gawd damn these are creepy. thanks for the month's worth of nightmares. yeesh!

hehe.

tulpen said...

Where do you find this creeptastic shit?!?!?!

Jaysus!!!

Caroline said...

OMG...I can't stop laughing! That is some crazy shit! But some of them are so cute too.

Tia said...

Whoa. The first picture is all nice and normal, then all the sudden you throw in some crazy flesh eating monsters!!! Terrified.

TK Kerouac said...

a mug only a mother could love

vint junky said...

Those hairy-backed babies in the 'litter', would give my mum a horrible flashback to when I was born. She cried inconsolably because she her baby (me!) had something akin to downy fur on it's back and she thought i looked like a monkey baby... thanks mum
ps. It's gone now, just incase you're wondering ;)

Big Red said...

I am totally weirded out! But the creativity is awesome.

BTW - just got a new post up that is just up your alley, since you grew up a preacher's daughter. :)

Dancing Branflake said...

Gah! You know I'm a lightweight! But this is also the reasons why I love you. I was just thinking today, I wonder what Drollgirl is up to... Question is officially answered.

Katie said...

so real. i love the baby wombats in the back. that doesn't sound weird at all.

Shelley said...

um..... hmmm. kinda creepy weird, and a little gross. I like the first one and "the embrace" makes me laugh.

Char said...

yep those would creep me out

ana b. said...

I saw these at my city museum and was astounded by how repulsed yet strangely maternal I felt. Eek.

pearls said...

no much creeps me out.... this creeps me out! job well done :)

Kitty Stampede said...

i LOVE THEM!!! I love weird stuff. These are INCREDIBLE.
I love that weird little newborn with the elephanty nose. Amazing.
They are so real looking.

Did you ever read the book "Geek Love" by Katherine Dunn? It's a fiction novel about circus freaks and I loved it!! These creatures reminded me of it.

Kristine said...

I. Am. Freaked. Out!!!!!
So disturbed right now. Going to watch that fat guy in a little coat clip to make myself feel better....

Kathryn said...

The creepy ones are very realistic looking, almost too much so.

You know if any of us get a zit on our back now we are going to be grabbing a mirror to be sure we are not birthin' a baby wombat.

Would be great props for a horror flick or on public display, but not something I would want in my living room.

Adiya said...

NOOOO!!!!! I sooo didn't look!! It's night over hear and i don't want any nightmares!!! OH MY GOD!! *SHUDDER!!*

Pretty Little World said...

This is easily one of the grossest things I've ever seen. And yet, sort of still appealing. Weird.

cerebral e said...

I am just back from the USA and the first thing I had to do was check up on drollgirl.

Patricia Piccini had an exhibit in my city's art gallery recently and it featured several of these pieces. They are extremely lifelike. Some were spread around the gallery in different rooms and the one called "The Embrace" was positioned right in front of a McCubbin painting (probably the most famous Australian painter, from late 1880s) of a guy in the bush sitting under a tree. It looked like she was looking at the painting and the little creature jumped up for the embrace.

There were a couple of cool installations, too.

Down and Out Chic said...

thanks a lot, i'll be having nightmares tonight.

Rebecca said...

I am repulsed by these, but also cannot stop looking at them. I want the litter, they are very sweet!

stewartinoz said...

Obviously the producy of a disturbed childhood. Should seek skilled psychiatric help immediately.

Anonymous said...

Being repulsed is exactly what Piccinini intended. She didn't create these based from a "disturbed childhood" if you guys did you research you would understand that she's created these to comment on science and the affect science will have on humanity in the future if scientists go too far with their tests and experiments.