Fingered and Fun House Mirror I & II are two series of unique screenprints on aluminum supports with mylar overlays, hand painting and multiple screen printing. Fingered is an edition of 9 unique states, Fun House Mirror I & II are each in an edition of 5 unique states.
This projects, produced in 1992, enabled Marilyn and master screenprinter Bob Blanton to experiment with different materials and explore screen printing and painting as opposed to blue print, a prior technique employed by Minter. The project resulted in a series of unique multiples, each created in variant states of screenprint color, enamel color, hand painting and the addition of mylar overlays, on aluminum supports.
The imagery in these series speaks to conceptions of women, how they are viewed, and how they view themselves. Fun House Mirror Series uses the idea of the false reflection and distortion of a carnival mirror to comment on warped perspectives about women and from women about themselves. Fingered focuses on nail polish—something which is associated with societal ideals of femininity but here looks grotesque, possibly violent.