"Regress to the Mean"
TITLE - "Regress to the Mean"
WHERE - Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, California (2015)
Modern man reconciles himself, in part, to the randomly chaotic dispersion of events in life by devising civilizing theories of imposed order. Statisticians, for example, have developed mathematical models that fit what's called a regression curve through a scattergram cloud of data points as a way to describe the supposed central tendency among all of them. The events represented by these data are still scattered helter-skelter to the horizon, but the inserted curve projects a pleasing notion of order and thereby becomes, as here, a thing of beauty.