You Don’t Rob Me, I Don’t Rob You.*

*Also applies as follows: You don’t murder me, I don’t murder you; you don’t rape me, I don’t rape you; you don’t hit me, I don’t hit you; you don’t lie to me, I don’t lie to you; you don’t lie about me, I don’t lie about you; you don’t insult me, I don’t insult you; you don’t cheat me, I don’t cheat you; you don’t break my trust, I don’t break your trust; you don’t put me down, I don’t put you down; you don’t ignore me, I don’t ignore you; you don’t disrespect what I say, I don’t disrespect what you say; you don’t restrain me, I don’t restrain you; you don’t harm me, I don’t harm you; you don’t treat me poorly, I don’t treat you poorly;  you treat me like a human being, I treat you like a human being.**

**Other conditions may be added at any time.

Performance.  Soft opening: January 1, 2017.  Grand opening: January 20, 2017.

Data Field Flags

I have made a lot of highly complex charts over the years, especially for my paleontology projects.  These are usually intended to break down complicated or unusual data sets to reveal interesting insights, using the charts’ visual design to highlight the information’s patterns.  Normally they’re hung in places where people can take the time to read them up close and digest all the information.  However, they also just look cool from a distance, even if that means seeing them just as visual compositions and ignoring the data.

I made four double-sided flags for Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago, where they were displayed on the roof for several weeks as par of an installation series.

The flags’ patterns came from a variety of previous charts, but were mostly dinosaur projects.  I enjoyed how they worked as bright, sigil-like designs from the street level, intentionally subverting their normal obsessive content for pure visual pleasure.  They frayed quite a bit in the Windy’s City’s winds!

Photo credit: Lillstreet Art Center