We all leave our fingerprints everywhere. Usually they go by unnoticed, because usually they are not that important. But then there is this certain someone that picks up on a simple fact like that and creates artwork that just totally makes sense and makes you think “oh what a witty idea, why the heck didn’t I think about that?”
American artist Kevin Van Aelst had such an idea and recreated fingerprints with every day objects, such as mustard, weenies, wool, pie, yarn, cassette tape, sugar or even simply scribbled it on paper.
Kevin was born in Elmira, New York and currently lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut. Photos of his can be seen weekly illustrating "The Medium" in the New York Times Magazine. But for now, concentrate on these inventive fingerprints.