"Welcoming the Future You," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," three-color lithograph by Aaron S. Coleman. Edition: 1/30.
Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 2003.14.1, John Gurche reproduction of a male Australopithecus afarensis head (2003).
Artist statement: My piece is inspired by the Australopithecus afarensis bust by John Gurche. Gurche states, "What I wanted to get into the face was a sort of wariness, as though the primitive little hominid is really encountering a human." Inspired by this quote, I tried to capture the facial expression of the hominid, represent the object, and also pay homage to Gurche. Superimposed is an altered comic, depict