The Original Drawing Series
24 VIEWS began as a longitudinal drawing series that investigates the history of racial classification through US Census data. The drawings visualize demographic information on race, ethnicity, immigration, and citizenship from 1790 to 2020, and will continue so long as Lin is willing and able. The project seeks to problematize race-based language by examining the evolution of federal race and ethnicity standards as an archive of structural racism. The drawings were exhibited at Left of Center Gallery in North Las Vegas as part of Lin’s solo exhibition A SYSTEMS THEORY