Patricia Piccinini is the famous Australian Conceptual Artist behind this strangely beautiful anthropomorphic sculpture. The sculpture to the right was created by Australian Sculptor Sam Jinks under the direction of Piccinini.
'The Young Family' from the 'We Are Family' exhibition.
Materials: Silicone, acrylic, human hair, leather, timber
Dimensions: 80 x 150 x 110 cm (irreg.)
Piccinini explores what she calls the 'often specious distinctions between the artificial and the natural'. By displaying the similarities and differences between the organic, natural and our constructed material world, Piccinini challenges our classification of life. This inspires her to combine human and animal physiology and technological development in many of her works.
In the true spirit of collaboration the ZoomQuilt project has taken the Surrealists game of Exquisite Corpse to a whole new level (or dimension) with an interactive online flash animation. Zoomquilt I was a collaborative art project (17 contributors) from 2005 which used optical illusion and a series of interlocking surreal comic images, to create an endless series of imagery when compiled in a programmed loop. In 2007 (after 2 years work) The group (now with 34 contributors) has launched Zoomquilt II which is substantially longer than the original, making it slower and less dynamic, but still very impressive!