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Time Traveler
  • Norman Akers
    born 1958
    born: Fairfax, Oklahoma, United States ; active: United States
  • Time Traveler, 2010
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • reduction gum rollup, stenciling
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 250 x 180 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 13/16 x 7 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 415 x 335 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 5/16 x 13 3/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0036
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Silhouette of standing figure in LL quadrant, balancing an outsized, abstracted, spinning top on his finger. On the right side of the image, an icon of a DNA double helix and the silhouette of a perched bird are superimposed over a rectangular early-modern woodcut image that occupies the center of the print. Two linear forms recalling boxes or lunch boxes inhabit the UL and BC of the collage-like image. All components are super-imposed over a dark plum background image of the nave of a gothic cathedral.