This print is the result of Photoshop ripple filter acting on a blowup of the digital fingerprint. I played with the visual until it began to resemble an image that touched a nerve.
One of the themes of this project is "touch." I'm connected with the concept of the fact that I've been "touched back" too. I used to have two very good friends with whom I had racked up a lot of cool "real" adventures, camping, fishing, rock hunting, exploring many unknown territories of our real world, as well as inner spaces.
Then, . . . they discovered WOW, World of Warcraft, and that was the end of our friendships. They now prefer to play endless hours (after several years they both have racked up weeks, if not months of hours) on the game.
I guess they feel pretty accomplished and I'm a little bitter about my loss of good friends to an internet game. This techno-maniacal world seems to expect that everyone wants to master it, instead of mastering our own world.
I find it interesting how we can both help and hurt the people we touch by what we do and don't do.