No, this isn’t real. But it’s eerily life-like I had to go around this particular display like a vulture at the National Gallery of Victoria to make sure they’re not breathing. Patricia Piccinini’s “The Carrier” is made of silicone, fibreglass, human and animal hair, and clothing. But aside from its almost-real appearance, what I found most intriguing about this exhibit was the meaning behind it. See full shot below.
There was no explanation so I’ll leave it to you to create your own meanings and metaphors. That is, after all, the point of art: to make us think and challenge our own perceptions.