Dauphins artistic projects involve questions of identity and include such elements as fingerprints. Dauphins work above, titled MMImpressions, is composed of 2,000 stoneware pieces and measures 72 inches by 60 inches. Dauphin is working to collect 25,000 thumbprints of different individuals, one for every year that human beings are thought to have been making art.
Allen will discuss his work as a forensic microscopist and forensic dentist, focusing on how forensic scientists study evidence to determine the identity of criminals. The high-profile 1993 Polly Klaas abduction/murder case in Petaluma, Calif., which Allen helped to solve, will serve as an example. Photo courtesy Heidi Dauphin