GREEN: Personal Savings
YELLOW: Public Debt
BLUE: Life Expectancy (actual, not rate of change)
ORANGE: Social Security (net rate of change)
All factors in the data sets show relevant patterns and changes that can influence how people fund their own retirement. We can see how changes in the Market and Inflation affect how people are saving and spending their money. We can see life expectancy increase and reliance on pensions decrease. All of these factors influence how people will have to prepare for and manage for their future.
Ellie Balk is an artist obsessed with color, pattern, music, and mathematics. Through a process developed over years of working with community groups and high school students, she created systematic rules and uses mathematical concepts as the basis of her artwork and installations.
Her role in the work is that of a composer. She drives her compositions by creating specific rule sets and color codes that build systems with which can be read and interacted by the viewer. Although the work is formally abstract, there is a language to the compositions that engage participation and investigation.