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This is a drawing based on my series on homicide data in Baltimore City. Each wedge is a month, and it reads like a clock. Top right wedge is January. Each section in black is the day. The data was collected from Baltimore City Police reports and Baltimore Sun.

Age 2015

This is a photo of a glass sculpture from my homicide data series. Each circle is a person that was murder in 2015. The size of the circle determines the age of the person. The smallest circle represents 0-1 years old. The largest circle represents oldest age range (70 yrs.+). The sculpture is a flat glass disk that is 18 inches in diameter. Data collected for this artwork was gathered from Baltimore City police reports and Baltimore Sun.

Age and Gender 2015

This image is a sculpture from my homicide data series. It is made from plexiglass with half circles carved into it. Each circle represents a person that was murdered in 2015. The blue represents male victims, and the pink represents female victims. The circle sizes are different age groups. The smallest size equals the 0-1yrs old age group, and the largest size circles represent the oldest age group (70 yrs. old and up). Data for this piece was gathered from Baltimore City police reports and the Baltimore Sun.

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About Cassandra

Baltimore City - Bromo Tower Arts District

Cassandra is a fine art and commercial photographer and digital artist.  Through her photography she explored the wonders of light as well as her community.  She was formally trained in photography, and worked with several commercial studios in Missouri and New York before going out to work on her own professionally. Cassandra undertakes commercial photography work in interior design and portraiture.  Her fine art photography is exhibited throughout the northeast from Maryland Art Place... more

What's in the Numbers? (Homicide Data Project)

Statement of Work:
The Homicide Data project is an on going project of collecting data from police reports and Baltimore Sun to make a series of drawings and sculptures that visually discussions who is effected by homicide in Baltimore. This is a new and exciting process for me as a digital artist, because I am using digital fabrication processes. I see the drawings becoming more like patterns. Multiplying as each year goes by, the data starts with 2015, and will go to 2020. The drawings are based on age, gender, race, place and time. One of my most recent data drawings based on the influences of weather and moon phases had on homicides in the city. I was thinking about the saying how people act on full moons. Since, I have moved here in 2008, there has been a strong stigma about the violence of Baltimore. Living in Hollins Market in West Baltimore is the first place in which I have lived where I feel that I belong to a community. In the beginning of our monthly neighborhood meetings, the community had a police officer come in and report on the crimes in our neighborhood for the month. The data was always very discouraging for me, and added to the culture of violent and trash in our neighborhood. I have a strong interest in the data created in the police reports and newspapers, because I feel that it offers an opportunity to stay updated on current events. However, I am looking at the data from another perspective outside of the negativity, but I am interested in the patterns and possible stories or connections in the data. The digital art pieces are just another way of viewing and understanding this data, and I am excited to see where this project goes in the coming years.

  • Baltimore City and Baltimore County 2015 Homicide Calendars

    The drawing above is based on my homicide data series. Each circle is a calendar drawing of the homicides in 2015 in Baltimore City (left side) and Baltimore County (right side). Each wedge represents a month, and the black sections in the wedge represents a day in the month. The first day of each wedge starts in the center and builds up to the last day of the month on the edge. The colors used in the drawings represents race. The drawing was created based on the data collected from both the baltimore city and county police reports.
  • Age and Gender 2015

    This image is a sculpture from my homicide data series. It is made from plexiglass with half circles carved into it. Each circle represents a person that was murdered in 2015. The blue represents male victims, and the pink represents female victims. The circle sizes are different age groups. The smallest size equals the 0-1yrs old age group, and the largest size circles represent the oldest age group (70 yrs. old and up). Data for this piece was gathered from Baltimore City police reports and the Baltimore Sun.
  • Age 2015

    Glass, digital fabrication, sculpture, baltimore, homicide
    Close-up, side view of glass sculpture based on the age of Baltimore homicides in 2015. Digital laser print on glass, to be displayed at least 2 inches away from surface.
  • Age 2015

    This is a photo of a glass sculpture from my homicide data series. Each circle is a person that was murder in 2015. The size of the circle determines the age of the person. The smallest circle represents 0-1 years old. The largest circle represents oldest age range (70 yrs.+). The sculpture is a flat glass disk that is 18 inches in diameter. Data collected for this artwork was gathered from Baltimore City police reports and Baltimore Sun.
  • Cassandra-Kapsos_Age-key-label_2015.jpg

    chart, key label
    Key label for "Age 2015" and "Age and Gender 2015"
  • Final Data Movement.jpg

    The temperture, moon phase, and homicide number for each day in Baltimore for 2015.

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