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Patricia Piccinini's Revolting, Realistic Sculptures

Jill Harness

While sculpting the human body can take some serious skills, it takes even more talent to create a shockingly disgusting creature that looks utterly realistic and somehow invokes our sympathies. Patricia Piccinini is a master of this skill.

Best known for her sculpture in the bottom right of the collage, Piccinini's works are both revolting and pitiable, causing a striking range of emotions in the viewer. If you like the pictures above, be sure to view more on this Web Urbanist post highlighting some of her best works.