Self Portrait Right Thumb

5,000 pieces from slides of my life, pictures of friends, places, art, memories.  Punched out by hand using a 1/4” paper punch.  Secured to Homosote with 5,000 brass plated pins

Tracing the whorl and loop of my thumb print like so many molecules of DNA following a skin pattern virtually unchanged since birth.

Materials: 35 mm colored slides, brass plated pins, vellum, homasote

Dimensions: 30” x 22”

Date: 2001

Private Collection