Ancestor Series: Collaborations

Homo ergaster:
Ergaster lived between 1.4 and 1.9 million years ago. Ergaster used a more complex toolset than H. habilis and may have been the first hominin to harness fire.

Homo sapiens:
This particular fossil was found in Brazil and likely belonged to a young woman who lived 11,500 years ago. Scientists have named her Luzia, a reference to the famous Lucy find. The discovery led to a more nuanced understanding of diversity in Paleoamericans.

Homo neanderthalensis:
This skull was found in a quarry in 1848, before the “official” discovery of Neanderthals. Since no one knew what it was, the skull was placed in a cupboard and forgotten about for years.

These specific individuals would never have interacted. The figures are instead placed in a larger context, the influence of their species and individual fossil finds radiating out across thousands of years as part of a larger conversation. This piece depicts the complex interaction of knowledge, culture, social structures, genetic material, and tools: a conversation that we continue to this day.

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Collaborations

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016

Collaborations(detail)

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016

Collaborations(detail)

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016

Collaborations(detail)

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016

Collaborations(detail)

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016

Collaborations(detail)

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016

Collaborations(detail)

glicée, acrylic, and papercut

72″X36″ 2016



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