My fingerprint maps were created for a ‘collections’ project. I created a paper template of the world and filled it with my fingerprints only pushing down lightly. I then got different people I know from different countries to fill in their country with a heavier fingerprint. The result is a collection of unique maps that relate to my relationships. 

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Originally I was looking at oranges and the marks you could create with them. This led to me using oranges with ink. The marks they made reminded me of maps.  I continued the idea of using marks to make maps but used fingerprints for more control and personal meaning. 

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My used paper template

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A map made of the countries I know people from