at face value, a solitary bone or tooth tells us nothing about its previous owner. it does not communicate personality, age, political positions, sexuality, or even gender. despite this, these objects are some of the most visceral and recognizable signifiers of human presence.
impact (2010) consists of 4,000+ replicas of human teeth individually modeled out of an acrylic air-dry compound. once dry, the teeth are hand-painted and glossed, and some are inscribed at their root with found text.