The Brown Dot Project: It’s the Real Thing!
Series: Make ‘Em All Mexican
Media: Etched repurposed vintage glass bottle, acrylic, wooden balls
Size: 27.5 x 7 x 7 in.
The Brown Dot Project was were originally two-dimensional “data pictographs” where brown dots on architectural grid vellum represented actual statistics about US Latinos and their contribution to American culture, professional sector, and economics. It’s the Real Thing! is my first data-based sculptural work. In this case the bottle constitutes 100% and it contains 75 milk chocolate colored wooden balls representing the fact that Hispanics Will Fill 75% of New US Jobs Between 2020 and 2034 (IHS Markit Economic Report 2015).