I am interested in the simplicity of our diagrammatic language, which allows for slight variations in line, color and format to describe a great variety of different systems; the movement of peoples, changes in climate, the progress of disease. This flexibility speaks to our need to connect, to find patterns, and to place ourselves in a world we can understand and explain. In my work I attempt to describe two things simultaneously using the same vocabulary; first the physical realities of an environment, and second our emotional relationship to that environment.
Sarah Bryant, Big Jump Press
Figure Study, a new book from Big Jump Press enables a quick and compelling comparison of population data for every region on earth. This project, completed in 2015, is a collaboration with David Allen, a biology professor at Middlebury College in Vermont.