| ART GALLERY
by Gary Simpson
Frescos depict the state of the world in statistics.
The Artist has incorporated the printed statistics
of the “CIA World Facts” within them.
The series embraces the dichotomy of static numbers
versus the randomness of the artist’s technique.
A collage of numbers and names of countries printed
on strips of paper, brass bars, slats of wood in varying
lengths and shredded dollar bills, tell the story
in a 3- dimensional way. For example #5 Aids, the
threadlike brass bars shoot off the top of the fresco,
not unlike the statistics that are “off the
chart” in many of the world’s countries.
Life Expectancy at Birth.
of wood slat represents a number of years
the numbers show the life expectancy (see
Gross Domestic Product per Capita.
Shredded pieces of dollar bills float on the surface
bottom of fresco shows statistics (see
Defense Spending per Capita.
Brass bars are used to show the differences (see
Birth and Death Rates.
Brass bars show disparity (see
Threadlike brass bars depict aids rate going off the
surface of the fresco
(see close up)
Gross Domestic Product.
This time the artist uses brass bars to emphasize
statistics are on left and right of fresco.
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