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Having been involved in various areas of research, RoCoCo is interested in the way information is graphically presented. Lines, charts, and other symbols used in the summation of data and how resulting information is expressed through shapes, patterns, and colors is the focus of the series Flock & Chatter. RoCoCo based its exploration of graphics and data from information derived from their own lives; property tax valuations, property values impacted by gentrification, and electrocardiograms were among the various summations of data enveloped in the work. RoCoCo also incorporated nature’s indicators that express informational/environmental changes, such as birds. The idiom about a canary in a coal mine indicating worsening or dangerous situations, or the marking of seasonal change when birds fly south for the winter also convey how observational data may be visually represented as indicators of change. This series combines the language of graphic information with symbolic representation realized through materials such as ink, paint, paper, and textiles to suggest our profound need for making sense of our own vulnerabilities.

Flock & Chatter 1
Mixed media drawing. Ink, flocking, and embroidery on paper
21.75 x 14.75 inches
Flock & Chatter 2
Mixed media drawing. Ink, acrylic, and embroidery on paper
13.5 x 10.5 inches
Flock & Chatter 4
Mixed media drawing. Acrylic, embroidery, and machine sewing on fabric on paper
21.75 x 14.75 inches
A Knowledge of Banditry
Ink and embroidery on Bristol board
29 x 23 inches
A Drumming of Losses and Gains
Ink, acrylic, and adhesive on fabric and Bristol board
29.5 x 23 inches
Differentiation Flutter
Ink, acrylic, graphite, polyester thread, knitted polyethylene mesh netting, adhesive, embroidery, and textiles on Bristol board
29 x 23.75 inches
Flock & Chatter 6
Mixed media drawing. Ink, acrylic, embroidery and machine sewing on fabric on paper
14.5 x 14.5 inches
Flock & Chatter 8
Mixed media drawing. Ink, acrylic, embroidery, graphite, plastic, and steel needle on fabric on paper
15.5 x 15.25 inches
Flock & Chatter 10
Mixed media drawing. Ink, acrylic, embroidery, and aluminum on fabric on paper
10.75 x 10.75 inches
A Glittering Murder of Data
Mixed media drawing. Ink, graphite, machine sewing, and fabric hand sewn on paper
25.5 x 19 inches
Pie-fulls of Charm
Mixed media drawing. Acrylic, ink, fabric, and machine sewing on paper
23.5 x 20 inches
A Quarrel of Percentages
Ink, acrylic, machine sewing, and fabric on paper
27.5 x 22.5 inches