Los Angeles 48.3% II


brown dot project la

Los Angeles 48.3% II, 2015
Archival marker on gridded vellum
24 x 24 in.


The Brown Dot Project” is an elegant solution to questions about Latino population data in Southern California.

  • Within the area of each image are 48,400 squares.
  • 48.3% of Los Angeles’ population is Latino.
  • 48.3% of 48,400 squares is 23,377.
  • This piece contains 23,377 Brown Dots to represent the Latino population in Los Angeles.
  • I count the dots in increments of 50. 23,377 dots equaling 467 sets of fifty dots plus 27.