Current Location:
John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering -> 3rd Floor (KEN)
Location Notes:
KEN; 3rd fl., Near Rm. 324

Homo Intraspecticus

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.388.1
Artist:
Joel Addis
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Silkscreen Print
Date:
2005
Description:
Skeleton with long, curving neck, looking at itself. Cream background.
Historical Context:
"I make work that comments on social and psychological inhibitions. I am interested in the disparity between human potential and human action... I am a professional observer. In my observations I rarely find people utilizing all their talents, realizing a tenth of their potential, or recognizing their own beauty. Likewise, I rarely observe people recognizing the talent, potential, and beauty in others. I see an entire society perpetuating generations of fatalism and skepticism. This behavior is inherently self-defeating. I want my work to communicate that fact to the viewer in order to change this destructive thinking." -Joel Addis

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
screen printing