Thumbprint portraits use your own thumbprint to create a large (three feet high!) work of art that is absolutely uniquely you. I will ink your thumbprint and recreate its unique patterns using snippets of text provided by you. This could include passages & titles from much-loved books, poetry, quotes, proverbs, horoscopes, recipes, you name it! The result is a truly one-of-a-kind portrait that captures you, not through what you look like, but through the things that feed and inspire you. It makes a wonderful gift for a booklover, writer or wordsmith!
The thumbprint portrait comes ready for framing and can be framed in a standard 30"x40" frame if you frame it with only a back mat and no over-mat, so that you needn't invest in custom framing!
As this piece is completely personalized and made to order, please allow a bit of time for completion - generally 1-2 weeks from the time I receive from you the list of text to be incorporated into the portrait. If you need it more quickly than that, let me know and we can probably work that out!
The commission can also be purchased as a gift - if you would like to give it as a gift, and you would like the portrait's subject to be able to be involved in the collaborative process, please make a note and I can send you a beautiful little wood and lacquer box with the inkpad and other needed materials, along with a gift card and information and images about the thumbprint portraits.
Have any questions? Contact the shop owner.