Welcome to the artworks and life ofPatricia Piccinini
6. Piccini arrived in Australia in 1972 with her family where she initially studied economic history (borrrring) before enrolling at an art school in Melbourne 7.
What do you think her artworks reflect?
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Herartworks reflect her interests in world issues such as bioethics, biotechnologies, the environment, cloning, stem cell research and gene therapy.
Her art engages our contemporary world in all its social and political complexity and contradictionthedestruction and preservation of thenatural world , thepromises and failures ofcutting edge technology , itsrelated topic ofethical responsibility , the allure ofconsumer culture , and the influence ofpopular culture .
As suchexploring the interaction of science,technology and the environment.
WHAT FOSTERS PICCININIS MOTIVATION TO CREATE SUCH DIFFERENT ARTWORKS?
By exploring concepts of what is natural in the digital age, Piccinini brings adeeply personal perspectiveto her work by pursuing an interest in the human forms and its potential for manipulation and enhancement through bio-technical intervention, a very real subject that Piccinini is quite actively passionate in; depicted through her art. 14.
Piccininis works focusing ongenetic manipulation
WHAT DOES PICCININI USE TO CREATE HER ARTWORKS??
Piccinini doesnt specialise in one specific media when creating her artworks; as such she uses a variety of different media forms such assculpture, video, drawing, installationanddigital prints.
So if I asked you now to create something that reflects a mixture of both science, nature and technology what could you create for me?