Tomie is best known for her painting, printmaking and sculpture. She is also the author of more than 30 public artworks in several Brazilian cities. Ever willing to take on new challenges, Tomie also explored different mediums. She created the set for Madame Butterfly, she was also regularly invited to create pieces for prizes and celebrations, and monumental sculptures.
Palatnik has control over the entire production of his pieces, which denotes less of an artisanal view of technology than it does an availability to experiment and take on production challenges. Instead of the fascination of contemporary art for new media, the artist has focused since the outset of his career on the possibilities of machines and their processes, evoking a specific art-technology relationship. Palatnik still arranges each of his pieces by hand.