Michael Mapes - Each final piece is made up of thousands of individual specimens consisting of dissected photographs and genetic information about the subject in the form of hair, fingernails, scent, eyelashes, fingerprints, makeup, handwriting and breath. The representations of his subjects are dissected and then reconstructed through artistic interpretation invoking entomological, forensic and artistic methods.

Croton Falls, NY artist Michael Mapes

Michael Mapes: Portraits Painted Using DNA Traces From The Subjects

Art Propelled: THE POWER OF MULTIPLES

∷ Variations on a Theme ∷ Collection of Lissa Hunter miniature baskets in frame

Michael Mapes - Croton Falls, NY artist

Croton Falls, NY artist Michael Mapes

Michael Mapes recreates famous Dutch paintings in an incredible series of "forensic collages" using capsules, vials, prints, pins and more.

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