"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|
|Role of Creator||Artist|
|Creator||Coleman, Aaron S.|
|Dimensions||H-20.125 W-15 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of the artist|
|Relation||Show Related Records...|