Sunday, 9 May 2010

Oh Mother!

I am not a visual art person so I am always pleased when I do seem to get it. A little diversion into the SA Art Gallery on Sunday last gave me the opportunity to see Patricia Piccinini's "Big Mother".
This curious work is of an ape-like creature nursing a human baby.
It is strangely seductive, with a deep, deep sadness about it.
We are told it is about the whole area of the cross over between the species, but also of orphaned apes being looked after by humans.
I was just profoundly surprised by how deeply disturbing I found this. If you get the chance go and see it.

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