Ancestral Skulls

These latest screenprints are based on my fascination with the skulls of our remote ancestors.  The original drawings were based on photographs of fossilised skulls from our deep past. The drawings were then scanned into a computer and operated into six layers

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For these skulls are themselves artefacts sculpted in stone by natural forces. They are no longer ancestral remains. All  living tissue and bone is gone and replaced with rock. Many were found incomplete, even smashed into shards by the processes that made them, to be be rebuilt millennia later by remote descendants; archeologists building careers around them. Weaving stories  about how they fit into the human family tree. Some are then raised to the status of ancestors to Homo Sapiens. These particular skulls are then treasured. They become cultural objects–testimony to the rise of man.

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