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Printing Fingerprint Prints

Our bodies make prints in some physical capacity everyday. We make footprints in the sand, leave handprints on the doors we open, and in some cases, give fingerprints after being arrested…

My latest group of monotypes, examine how my own fingerprints have slightly altered over time due to scarring, burning and loss of tissue. The original linear design of our fingerprint confirms our existence while the aged fingerprint tells our life story.

I find it symbolic and natural to use a monotype process to produce a unique print of a unique fingerprint.

New Printmaking Press Installed

Thanks to John at Vermont Art Supply, Tim at Holbein Artist Materials and Jack Sheehan for helping me get my printmaking press set-up. I’ve been experimenting with monotypes, painting, drawing and collage combination techniques and am looking forward to a long winter of making prints.

You can see some examples of my printmaking here.

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