A Recurrence Plot

A Recurrence Plot

2013, Acrylic, colored pencil, graphite on paper

I superimposed my ideas about Social Class onto the physical layers of Earth. I used the information from each layer, from crust through to core, to generate the subsequent layer’s information / form. I saw this as a lifecycle of sorts, from birth to death, infinitely repeated. CRUST: Fertility Rates and Average Yearly Temperature for each US state, color-coded LITHOSPHERE : Average salaries for highest and lowest paid professions, paired SUBDUCTION ZONE: Insurance Companies. I subtracted the previous salary amounts from each other and used this composite amount to determine a company MIDOCEAN RIDGES: Department Stores in US, ranging from high end to discount SHALLOW MANTLE: Shape of a US State / zip code of specific city – represents the geographic midpoint between the paired corporate headquarters TRANSITION REGION: Portrait of famous resident from the previous state LOWER MANTLE: Cause of death for each celebrity D LAYER : Optical ring transition OUTER CORE: Chance derived, star-like shape and colored bar pattern INNER CORE: Recurrence Plot Graph (in chaos theory, is a plot showing for a given moment in time, the times at which a phase space trajectory visits roughly the same area)

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