Fifty-six States of Diversity
acrylic, graphite, ink and colored pencil on mylar
Each ‘map’ represents a different state or territory in the U.S. The size of each piece relates to the population size of the area. Each ‘map’ represents 100% of the population for that state. Each color, including white, represents one of the seven ethnic groups (as defined by the U.S. Census). For example, a state that is 1/4 Black, 1/4 White and 1/2 Hispanic would be painted 25%, 25% and 50% of each corresponding color, respectively. The graphic design of each piece is an interpretation of County-by-County statistics showing locations and patterns of population groups within the state. All information is from the U.S.Census 2010 and the Pew Hispanic Center.