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I know that some of you are familiar with the sculptor Charlie White, but how about Patricia Piccinini's equally disturbing work? (via BoingBoing)
posted by Specklet (13 comments total)
Yep. That's pretty creepy.
posted by schroedinger at 3:49 PM on May 16, 2005

Creepy but cool. I like it.
posted by billysumday at 3:51 PM on May 16, 2005

Love both of them...
For those interested in the like, make sure and check out Evan Penny as well (his "motion blur" sculptures are rpetty mind-blowing).
posted by numlok at 3:52 PM on May 16, 2005

Beat me to it, I've been sitting on a post of her work for a while. Here's some other fun stuff.
posted by moonbird at 4:14 PM on May 16, 2005

Thanks moonbird, I meant to put the siren mole piece in there too!
posted by Specklet at 4:17 PM on May 16, 2005

wow, furries will be all over those.
posted by jimmy at 4:34 PM on May 16, 2005

Er, I hope that the medium really is "leather" in the traditional sense....
posted by longsleeves at 4:48 PM on May 16, 2005

I'd seen the first picture link before on another forum with a requisite WTF? tag, but never made the Charlie White connection.

A creepy, unsettling image in which your mind whispers to you "this might not be real", but your eyes yell to you "yes yes it is, believe in the creepiness". I should have known.

Also the Interpol - Evil music video is genius as well.
posted by JGreyNemo at 6:00 PM on May 16, 2005

> wow, furries will be all over those.
I have this vague sense that furries like things with fur on.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:01 PM on May 16, 2005

Those are certainly provocative. They make me think of Matthew Barney for some reason.
If you folks like Patricia Piccinini's work, I'm making some images of my fiance's work available here. Her forms are much more abstract and organ-looking. They're made out of blown glass, latex, paint, and human hair with some other fabrics or material thrown in.

(warning: the link is to an unformatted page. it's just a list of image files.)
posted by Jon-o at 7:00 PM on May 16, 2005

In this vein, albeit slightly subtler, I've long been a fan of Cathy de Monchaux's sculpture. Pity there are few good pics online. They're mostly made of leather and metal, and combine gigeresque erotomechanics with arts & crafts symmetry and beauty.
posted by snarfois at 7:44 PM on May 16, 2005

I've long been a fan of her work - The Young Family and Game Boy Advanced / Game Boys Advanced in particular.

Extremely thought-provoking, and very spooky, in real life...
posted by Pinback at 7:49 PM on May 16, 2005

Brian Crockett, Julian Laverdiere, all those yale guys Mathew Barney too... this work is really dull.

And people confuse intrigued-by/like with something akin to their perception of quality. I don't mean to rant, but the fact that a piece is likable has little if anything to do with it's value.

Also, this seems very late-ninetees to me.
posted by gilgamix at 10:16 PM on May 16, 2005

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