Realistic Art Sculptures by Patricia Piccinini

Patricia Piccinini is well known Australian artist who works in a variety of media, including painting, video, sound, installation, digital prints, and sculpture. Some people view her sculptures as scary, creepy, disgusting degeneration. Others perceive it as a fine example of tenderness, beauty and love. Patricia’s one of the most renowned work – “The Young family” was inspired by scientists’ plans to begin breeding genetically-modified pigs to provide replacement organs and insulin-producing cells for humans.

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The work is not about whether such practices are right or wrong, but rather whether society will accept the outcomes of these developments. The artist has commented: ‘For me, The young family is about the ethical implications of creating new life to serve humans, and also about the interaction between emotion and rationality when thinking about these “creation” issues – Christopher Gretkus.