Created in the year 2000 the installation looks to the future. The material is 56 metres long and has a fingerprint and birthdate from over 7,900 children between the ages of five and eleven from 39 primary schools in Oxford. It took fifteen months to create. Any of these children could make a huge difference to society.
The installation also includes enlarged fingerprints of people who have in some way changed the world: Kate Allen - Director, Amnesty International, David Bryer - Director, Oxfam, Stephen Corry - Director, Survival International, Professor Kay Davies - Human Geneticist, Professor Susan Greenfield - Researcher on the human brain, Jonathan Porritt - Director, Forum for the Future and Sir Rex Richards - Researcher on magnetic resonance.
This installation has been exhibited in Christ Church Cathedral (Oxford), Dorchester Abbey, Southside Arts (Southampton) and the cloisters of the Münster (Bonn, Germany), where German children also took part.