Brian Bulfer
Data Paintings 2008-10:

Memory Data | Feng Shui Clock | Debt Meditation | OWS | Decline | Diamond Dust | Thai Trade | Diet Lingam | Data Paintings | Econ Drawings | Peaking











Brian Bulfer 2009-10
Running from Left to Right
oil on canvas, 34"x34"



Running from left to right, the rectangles are paired in sets where the first tracks US unemployment and the second tracks inflation rates at the tenth digit place.  Each strip is a year starting at 1999 and ending at 2007.  The color-coded system is based on the spectrum where higher color frequencies are represented by higher values at the tenth digit place.  The over lapping shapes are tracking the change at the unit digit place of unemployment rates where the number of sides and color of the shape determine the value.  The unit digit place stays constant until a new shape on the same line is encountered, thus it continues until it is encountered by the next shape.