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Taung Child


This is a linoleum cut printed on a letterpress. I made this image out of whimsy, more or less, while thinking about the Taung Child- the fossil skull of a child found in South Africa that showed signs of predation by an eagle. Martial Eagles are the largest in Africa, and some of the largest in the world; massive and ominous beasts with crests of feathers. The Taung Child’s skull shows that we haven’t always been so dominant on this planet- we spent a long time being prey. Here’s hoping that we become prey again, to something other than our terrible ideas.

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