Includes bibliographical references.
Paradox and immersion -- Breeding, mutation, genetics -- Motherhood -- Childhood -- The everyday world.
The first major publication on Patricia Piccinini, one of Australia's most celebrated artists ever since her Young Family exhibition caused a sensation at the 1993 Venice Biennale. Piccinini creates an imaginative world peopled with families of charming and slightly unsettling beings. There are mutants who are half human and half beast, baby trucks and humanized scooters, sentient lumps of flesh and delicious bits of car. This book reproduces and discusses all Piccinini's major works.
Copyright © 2012 Patricia Piccinini, Helen Mcdonald, Piper Press.