a collection of studies, visualizations & process documents from a data visualization installation commission for the US Census Bureau, which visually depicts the US population by county. what might normally be seen as over 60,000 points of abstract data becomes a dynamic & organic vision of color and form. this large, site-specific project will be installed in the lobby of the US Census Bureau new headquarters in Washington, D.C.
"This project aims to present a broad stroke of data, from the premier information-gathering organization in the world, as an abstract mural. This is not a trivial matter, as the transformation of numbers into visuals is a tricky thing. The main question is: How does one find a balance between truth-in-data & the pure joy of form?"