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    We tend to be talking to fabricators in the film and special effects or automotive customisation worlds. That having been said, I'm sure as more and more artists come to use these sorts of media, the expertise amongst conservators is going to keep pace with that.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: world  media  film  artist 
     
    The way we look at nineteenth-century English social realism and appreciate the working classes of the emerging industrial revolution.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    Materials are very important to me, and always have been.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    I started thinking of digital imaging, not photography, in 1994 as it seemed the most appropriate way to deal with ideas of biotechnology and advertising. My practice is conceptual.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    I don't want the ideas to be limited by what I can physically do. The ideas come first.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: ideas 
     
    In one hundred years time people will look back and think 'these people were really worried about the environment, they were looking at things to do with global warming, and this is why they were making work about these issues'.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: time  people  work  environment  year 
     
    I would say my work is anti-ironic.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work 
     
    I don't think 'Dark Heart' has to be malevolent. It conveys a sense of depth. There is a sense of questioning turmoil.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: heart  dark 
     
    Ideas rather than methods are central to they way I work, although drawing plays a central generative role in everything I do.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  ideas 
     
    In the studio we use a pretty wide range of materials for the sculptures; silicone, fibreglass, human and animal hair, ABS plastic, dental acrylic, traditional and high-tech plasters, stainless steel, automotive paint, plywood, Britannia metal, found objects and taxidermy animals.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: animals  human 
     
    I feel that there's hardly any irony in my work; if there's anything, there'll be sincerity, which people sometimes find hard to deal with.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  irony 
     
    I don't set out to make something that is repulsive and that would scare people. I know that some people don't like what I make, and don't find it cute, but that's hard for me to understand.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  cute 
     
    I certainly don't see the humour in my work as something that detracts from its seriousness. It's just a way of making difficult messages more palatable.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  humour 
     
    I struggle in life to find a sense of joy in things.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: joy  struggle 
     
    The idea that we can have a new life form, what does it say about the zoo's main purpose, which is to preserve life? What does it say when the artificial and real animal can have the same attraction to people?
    — Patricia Piccinini
    I am particularly interested in the way that the everyday realities of the world around us change these relations.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: reality  world 
     
    Perhaps because of this, many have looked at my practice in terms of science and technology, however, for me it is just as informed by Surrealism and mythology.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    I usually have several things on the go. Whether it is my own drawings for the next work that I am working on while a sculpture is being fabricated or several works at different points in production.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work 
     
    Artists make worlds for people to walk through.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  world  artist 
     
    I work with whatever mediums seems best suited to evoking the sorts of thoughts and emotions I am interested in playing with.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  thoughts  emotion 
     
    How does contemporary technology and culture changes our understanding of what it means to be human. What is our relationship with - and responsibilities towards - that which we create.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    Most of the work I make uses materials that are a bit outside of the traditional fine art world.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  world 
     
    The illusion of life is crucial for the work, otherwise the ideas wouldn't be able to jump across, people wouldn't engage with it.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  work  illusion  ideas 
     
    My practice is focused on bodies and relationships; the relationships between people and other creatures, between people and our bodies, between creatures and the environment, between the artificial and the natural.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    I think people perceive my creatures as absurd because they look different, but at the same time, they are a little bit familiar. I want people to feel a kind of empathy with them. When you think about it, all nature is kind of strange looking.. in fact, I'm a strange a looking creature.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: time  nature  people  empathy  facts  absurd 
     
    Now that other people have my works, it's really important to me that what they have has longevity.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  work 
     
    I put a lot of time and thought into my work, which I see as a sort of respect for both the work and the audience, and I have always been very concerned that the materiality of the work reflects that.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: time  work  thoughts  respect 
     
    It's much easier to do something that's seen as being serious because people accept it right away, they don't question what you do, they just accept, because they think you must be right.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  right  questions 
     
    I finished VCA at the height of the last big recession in the early 90s, and seeing that I was not going to be able to join one of the dwindling number of commercial galleries, I started an ARI called the Basement Project which ran for three years. Things came a little at a time and all of a sudden it's 20 years later and I'm still making art, which is really all I ever wanted to do.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: time  seeing  year 
     
    Thinking is a social process. I talk to everyone from children to anthropologists and philosophers. I try my ideas out on people and they talk back to you. That's how ideas get formed.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    Melbourne is a fantastic place to work, but it's not the centre of the world.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  world 
     
    I have been interested in visual arts since high school and, after realising that I had absolutely no interest in the economics degree I had undertaken at ANU, I started a BFA in Sydney which I completed at VCA in Melbourne.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: school  economics 
     
    It's interesting to work with what's important today, which is meaningful for our everyday lives.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  live 
     
    My Father is a photographer, so it was always around. I was trained in painting, so I learnt a lot of skills about composition, light, colour, the formal attributes of images.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    For me it is a matter of respect for the ideas in the work and the people who look at them. I absolutely hate it when works come back to the studio for repair, and I try to make sure that they never do.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: people  work  hate  respect  ideas 
     
    The studio does a lot of testing before we settle on a system. Unfortunately, this means that price tends to come pretty far down the list.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    Quality and longevity are the primary criteria, along with repairability and ease of production.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: quality 
     
    A child came up to me and asked 'am I dreaming?' I had a similar experience coming to the Art Gallery of South Australia when I was a child. My mum had done a workshop here and it stayed with me. It's an important formative time.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    I have had sculptures cast in bronze, silver and aluminium. My drawings are all graphite or pigment ink and gouache on paper.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    For one work we developed a human hair felt, which involved collecting and sorting hundreds of kilos of human hair, and then blending it will a tiny percentage of black merino followed by carding and felting.
    — Patricia Piccinini
    tags: work  human  black 
     
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