Stanford University, 2015    3 Weeks •   Individual Project

The Concept

We are all familiar with the phenomena by which human hands leave finger prints on objects they interact with on a daily basis. I was more intrigued and wanted to make visible the prints that objects leave on human hands. The book is a visual dictionary of this interactive study. After every hand with the impression, the next page is an illustration of the object that created the imprints, guiding the viewer to piece the puzzle, in a delightful discovery.

On display at the 'Grad Art Show' at the SAG Sub Gallery

The Process

I was able to study the imprints by dipping objects in paint and holding them as naturally as possible. A digital representation of these imprints was made and then printed to be binded in the Ethiopian style book, giving it the dictionary character.