Fingerprints
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Fingerprints

bas-relief triptych
carved forex panels, scotch tape
2021
Exhibitions

Volonte93 2021

This project is a tribute to three friends I’ve known for decades. Each of them influenced me deeply, and I consider them not only friends, but also mentors. The path of my life has changed because of the unique impression each one of them made on it.

To create this project, I had each friend send me a scan of their fingerprints. These prints were then traced, scaled, and individually hand-carved into white panels. Although each panel is physically separate and contains a single print, I consider them a continuum: if they were put together graphically they would form a single unified image. Strands of color float freely across the panels, connecting them in a way that mirrors the inner connection I feel with my friends.

Below each fingerprint can be found a first name and birth year. Typically, these would identify the artist who made the piece, but if we think of how we are touched by the friends and guides we meet in life, then we ourselves are the artwork and they are ultimately the creators.

2021 / multimedia installation
French Spirit
A nation past its prime, dulled by wine, still trying to stay together.
2016 / light installation
Lonely Planet
The dark side of the light
2021 / bas-relief triptych
Fingerprints
For those who have touched me.
2016 / interactive installation
Center of the Universe
Each of us is at the center of our own life, but when the universe
is infinite does it matter?
2017 / interactive installation
Russian Voodoo
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Cruelty that’s casual is the most disturbing of all.
2012 / interactive installation
Root
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We make our own memories, ring by ring, until the day comes when we,
too, are uprooted.
2012 / projection-mapping
Back to Black
A playground of patterns, cycling through infinity, that needs one human
element among its geometric ones.
2015 / video sculpture
100 Pieces
It’s not too difficult to generate the generic: just follow the recipe,
sprinkle a bit of this or that, and you can cook up whatever
you want.
2008 / interactive installation
Memo
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But even in darkness threads of light are visible, in paper and ink.
2015 / videosculpture
Towers
A cycle of construction and deconstruction, repeating ad infinitum,
that produces towers like melodies in a set of musical variations.
2013 / interactive relief sculpture
Final Journey
With a single touch comes release—slip through the final border and unburden yourself forever.
2012 / interactive installation
Masturbator
A voyeur’s fantasy shimmers into view, but to be a witness here you must also be a culprit.
A true hands-on experience…
2010 / video
War and Peace 360
Never-before-seen footage of an epic, visualized and shot by Tolstoy himself!!!
2013 / video-mapping
Chicken²
No fowl play here… just a little rustic charm pecking in the urban grit.
2016 / Interactive installation
Survival of the Fittest
Just because you climb the corporate ladder from the inside,
instead of scaling the walls from without, doesn’t mean
you’re any less of a beast.
2015 / videosculpture
Cycle of Revenge
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Payback takes on a life of its own, ceaselessly feeding upon itself.
2016 / interactive installation
Glory
An on-demand audience you can wear any time.