PATRICIA PICCININI

The world I create exists somewhere between the one we know and one that is almost upon us. However, what I imagine is neither the nightmare future environmental ruin nor the brave new world of perfect scientific progress. Instead I focus on the internal, emotional lives of the new creatures that might emerge, along with questions about the kinds of relationships that might come to light along side them. My creatures, while strange and unsettling, are not threatening. Instead, it is their vulnerability that often most comes to the fore. They plead with us to look beyond their unfamiliarity, and ask us to accept them. It is surprising how quickly we grow used to them, which reminds us that this sort of thing is not as far in the future as we might think. We are surrounded by hidden genetic engineering and biotechnology in our food and our animals already. -Patricia Piccinini

The Naturalist, 2017


Teenage Metamorphosis, 2017


The Lovers, 2011


The Comforter, 2013


Trident, 2007


Friends, 2015


Embryo, 2016


The Rookie, 2015


The Dancer, 2016


Metaflora (Twin Rivers Mouth), 2015


Crimson Flux, 2013


Meditations on the continuity of vitality (Symbiotic parasite), 2014


The Osculating Curve, 2016


Hornet, 2007


Boot Flower, 2015