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Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain, felt, birch plywood
16"h x 28"w x 76"d
Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain, felt, birch plywood
16"h x 28"w x 76"d
Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain, felt, birch plywood
Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain
6"h x 7.5"w x 10"d
Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain
6"h x 7.5"w x 10"d
Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain
6"h x 9"w x 7.5"d
Porcelain sculpture based on fingerprint by Janet Williams
Porcelain, felt, birch plywood
16"h x 28"w x 76"d

Installation: Repetitive Nature, Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 2012
Photo credit: Peter Lee

A Topography of Touch uses the contrours of my fingerprint map as a starting point to generate a series of virtual forms, which have been translated into physical topographic structures. In these works, I am exploring ways of bringing together two different technologies–ceramics and the computer–connected through tactility, to create forms where connectivity occurs.