Meta-Diagram: Growth

Growth, 36"x30", acrylic and paper on canvas, 2011

Growth, 36″x30″, acrylic and paper on canvas, 2011

This painting is based on my consulting work for a mutual-fund client, and is in the collection of VAULT Solutions Inc.
Two mutual funds appear as vines, with each tendril’s length reflecting performance for one year. A pie chart of investment categories has a shadow covering 2.25% of the canvas, the Management Expense Ratio. The rounded rectangles in the background, and the white symbols on them, are based on data models of the structure of fund families and series. The rounded rectangles contain data from a large spreadsheet created during the project, manipulated for confidentiality.