About Scanned Gesture

My scanned gesture work is made entirely from fingerprints, using hand movements captured on a scanner. The scanner records an artifact of my movement in a scan. From the scan, I manipulate organic lines and shapes often working with shapes that aren't immediately apparent. Here are some snapshots to demonstrate the process. To begin a gesture is made on a desktop scanner (the white line is the light bar which moves across the glass). Next shown is the image resulting from scanning a gesture, with distorted fingerprints. Then selections from the scan are isolated from the background. The final image shows some motifs assembled from the scan selections. Watch a short video.

Kristin Doner scanning a gestureImage of scanned gesture before editing by Kristin DonerMaking selections from a scanned gesture by Kristin DonerMotifs created by collaging scanned gesture selections, by Kristin Doner