This project began with two statistics:

  1. - 11% of adults are afraid of the dark (pre-covid)
  2. - 25% of children are not afraid of the dark

Most data visualizations are done digitally, and happen almost instantaneously. Being close to the data, and manually working with it to make it experiential is the goal of my manual visualizations – this allows each data point to become a person, and time to reflect on the implications of the data.

Each statistic was rendered first with drops of ink of the correct proportions, photographed, imported into vector. After installing an additional script to provide the area of irregular shapes, and the shape was manipulated until the area was the correct proportion to the whole. The pieces were then lasercut and assembled.