MM Impressions I, II and III

MM Impressions I is one of the first installations that I did. In 1999, I made 2000 impressions of my thumbprint in clay that reflect my identity. The number 2000 became important to me to commemorate that I was alive to witness the changing of the millennium. The physical impression of my thumbprint in clay seemed to make my existence and identity at that point in history permanent. Each one of my thumbprints then became part of the larger impression of my identity that you see in the first installation done in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

In 2006, I was an artist in residence at Phoenix Country Day High School and given the opportunity to participate in the faculty exhibition. Six years after the first installation and over 2000 miles from the first, I reinstalled MM Impressions II, using the original thumbprints.

In 2009, I was accepted into an exhibition, Ceramic Work by Arizona Artists, at Tempe Center for the Arts. For this exhibition, I set the thumbprints permanently into a grout and thinset mixture. The piece was displayed outside horizontally for three months and now it hangs vertically in my home.

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MM Impressions I,
2000
Stoneware, sand, soot
72x60x5"



MM Impressions I
angle view



MM Impressions
2000
alternate installation



MM Impressions II
2006
Stoneware, sand, soot
72x60x5"



MM Impressions II
angle view



MM Impressions II
detail


MM Impressions III
2009
Stoneware, thinset/grout, wood 96x60x5" hanging vertically


MM Impressions III
2009
Stoneware, thinset/grout, wood 96x60x5" outside




MM Impressions II
detail
individual impression
approx 1x1x.5"
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