Thumbprint Portraits by Cheryl Sorg, an artist based in Boston, Massachusetts, are stunning works of art that revolve around literature. As the name suggests, they are inspired by the unique fingerprints of human beings. What its name doesn't inform people about is the fact that it is made up of colorful strips taken from book covers.
Customized to each customer, the Thumbprint Portraits represent an ideal library of sorts. They showcase people's favorite titles, passages and other literary treasures. In fact, the Thumbprint Portraits can be tailored for movie buffs and music lovers as well. Angela Carone of KPBS writes, "Once Sorg has her list, she finds the corresponding text and cuts it up into tiny strands that she weaves and curves into the actual thumbprint."
The Thumbprint Portraits are currently being shown at Art Expressions Gallery.