Fingerprint Portraitures

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Fingerprint Portraitures were inspired by knitting finger puppets of the 2008 U.S. presidential candidates, Obama and McCain, in October 2008. To the right are the knitted presidential finger puppets – cute, aren’t they?  During the knitting process, the idea of non-representational portraits evolved and the title ‘fingerprint portraits.’  The ‘fingerprinting’ include words, phrases, and other interesting facts developing into a story of a person’s life.  Fingerprint Portraitures can also be the history of a profession, such as teaching, nursing, politics, architecture, etc.

 

Nurses’ Fingerprint

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Nurses’ Fingerprint

Materials: acrylic on canvas 16 x 20″,  original sold.

McCain’s Fingerprint

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McCain’s Fingerprint

Fingerprint portraitures evolved from knitting finger puppets of the 2008 presidential candidates, Obama and McCain, in October 2008.

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 20×16″, original sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama’s Fingerprint

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Obama’s Fingerprint

Fingerprint Portraitures evolved from knitting finger puppets of the 2008 presidential candidates, Obama and McCain, in October 2008.

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 20×16″, original sold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexis’ Fingerprint

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Alexis’ Fingerprint

This fingerprint painting commissioned by Alexis’ mother for her daughter’s 13th birthday. The finger printing includes words and phrases most significant to Alexis at the time, such as important family members, friends, and favorite teachers, favorite movies, books, foods and hobbies.

Materials: Commissioned.  Acrylic on canvas, 20×16″.

 

 

 

Alexis’ Footprint

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Alexis’ Footprint

The prayer, “Our Deepest Fear,” is selected by Alexis for her footprint portrait. This painting is a high school graduation gift to Alexis by her mother. Alexis is attending college in Washington, DC.

Materials: Commissioned. Acrylic on canvas, 10×20 inches.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India’s Fingerprint

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India’s Fingerprint

This painting was commissioned for a registered nurse graduating with her CRNA [certified registered nurse anesthetist] by her aunt  who adores her neice.

In the U.S., CRNA is an advanced practice registered nurse [APRN] with a PhD degree and board certification in the specialty of anesthesia.  Interestingly, nurse anesthetists have been providing anesthesia care in the United States for close to 150 years. According to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists, nurse anesthetists are the oldest nurse specialty group in the United States.

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 20×16″, commissioned.

Teachers’ Fingerprint

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Teachers’ Fingerprint

Materials: acrylic on canvas, 20×16″, $200.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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