Ethnic Diversity in 13 Brooklyn Neighborhoods
Two-Dimensional Wall Art > Paintings (Acrylic)
42 x 66 x 2
I take quantitative information from the US Census and other public websites and create works of fine art. I explore pages of data that now fill the public realm relating to ethnic diversity, religion, immigration, geography and identity-- topics that define our modern world-- and recompose these statistics into visual form.
This piece: Each panel is an abstracted map of a Brooklyn neighborhood. Using information from individual census tracts, the paintings map the quantity, location and pattern of ethnic groups within the neighborhood. Each color (including white) represents one of the seven major ethnic groups as defined by the US Census.