In On Instinct, Dr. Saad Al Howede examines the role and influence of the human fingerprint. A physical, biological trait used for identification, here the fingerprint is a symbol of the abiding human need to leave a trace of one’s presence. Al Howede’s illuminated fingerprint emits a vertical beam of light, signifying the energy that resides within an individual human being and its potential impact. The beam of light evokes connection with the larger universe through religious worship and meditative activities. These practices illuminate the soul and mind, sending energy to places far beyond this earthly plane, and enabling an individual to transcend their physical presence and fingerprint.