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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.7
Object Name Print
Description "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, depicting a character I call "Modernman" and his battle against the "Ancient Ape." I wondered how we would seem to the primitive hominid, but also how it would seem to us. Would we welcome our ancient ancestor or see it as a threat ?
Title Welcoming The Future You, from the portfolio Drawn from the McClung Museum
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Coleman, Aaron S.
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique color lithograph
Dimensions H-20.125 W-15 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Cartoons
Comic books
Apes
Lithographs
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