May 23, 2017
Mlive recently interviewed Stamps Professor Jim Cogswell Cosmogonic Tattooos mural, on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archeology.
Gazing at the elaborate designs covering the windows of the University of Michigan Museum of Art and the Kelsey Museum of Archeology these days hints at the stories waiting to be told inside.
That’s how artist and UM art and design professor Jim Cogswell envisioned his ambitious new mural, “Cosmogonic Tattoos,” which tells the stories of ancient civilizations, while reflecting their respective environments.
Located across South State Street from each other, “Cosmogonic Tattooos” features reassembled fragments from a broad selection of artworks in the collections UMMA and the Kelsey Museum of Archeology, which are intended to be viewed as a single unfolding narrative.
Photo: Matt Weigand for The Ann Arbor News