Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art: Feminist Art Base: Patricia Piccinini

Big Mother

Big Mother

Patricia Piccinini. Big Mother, 2005.

Description:
"Big Mother" represents a genetically engineered primate wet-nurse. It was inspired by a story about a female baboon whose baby died while still nursing. The primate mother, overwhelmed by grief, abducted a human child as a substitute (the little girl was quickly recovered unharmed).

Medium:
Sculpture

Tags:
diaper bag, pampers, breastfeed, wetnurse, primate, motherhood, sculpture

Images
The Young FamilyIcebergDomain (While the alpha male does maintain a strong hierarchy, juveniles are free to playfully interact)Big MotherPhillipWhen My Baby (When My Baby)Nest

Location
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia

Contact
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