"Photo of Ascension de Grande Pyramide," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," screenprint by Fred Hagstrom. Edition: 1/30
Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1995.2.3, Ascension de la grande Pyramide (Photograph of Travellers Climbing the Great Pyramid), 19th century, by the Zangaki Brothers.
Artist statement: My piece is based on a photograph of western women being guided up and down the steps of the pyramids in Egypt. I chose this because I am interested in how archaeology, even of the amateur variety, has affected our understanding of the world. The westerners in the photo are curious, interested travelers making a difficult trek when tourism was prob