Ethnic Diversity in Neighborhoods Surrounding the de Young
27 x 27 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 the four residential neighborhoods surrounding the de Young Museum (Inner Richmond, Lone Mountain/Laurel Heights, Inner Sunset, Cole Valley/Twin Peaks). Using block-by-block data, the drawings 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.