Thumbprint Portraits

California-based photographer/artist Cheryl Sorg takes collage work to a whole other level. Sorg sells these large (three foot tall) custom works, and tailors them to individuals. Customers provide their thumbprint, as well as a list of interests (much-loved books, music, films, poetry, quotes, places traveled and lived, etc.), then Sorg finds corresponding text and images, and trims them into strands, eventually forming a stunning thumbprint. Can’t begin to imagine how long something like this takes, but it’s an excellent idea, and really well done from what we can see.


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  1. dweinberg415 on March 6, 2013 at 11:19 am

    These are great. Unique!