Richard Lapham- I have a passion for psychology,  and I focus my work on understanding human nature and our consciousness.  I’ve explored how we perceive and internalize visual information in the past, and I am currently interested in  Jung’s collective unconsciousness, specifically the idea of archetypes. Using myself as a tool of exploring the unconscious, I visually document how my mind shapes and realizes familiar archetypes in a mash of mixed media. This process usually takes me through cycles of building up a space/subject and breaking it down again. The closest I’ve come to understanding my own unconsciousness is in the moments of ambiguity between a recognizable subject and total abstraction. 

Title: Three Nude Figures  13 x 19”. $900. Mixed media (oil paint, pastel, digital c-print, white gesso). 

Free Bathrooms, Photosynthesis, Global Education Inequality (Weekly Plotly Roundup)

We’ve posted a new roundup of the latest and greatest Plotly plots! Check out our full post with the interactive plots embedded to find more awesome content.

This bubble chart shows the correlation between a country’s level of development and the quality of its math education, as measured by Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores. The bubbles are sized by a country’s 20:20 ratio, which is “the ratio of the income of the richest 20% to that of the poorest 20%.” We can see that a large income disparity, evidenced by a high 20:20 ratio, also tends to correlate with both low PISA scores and development levels. Read more…