O Fortuna, Sandy Spins (Front)
Reed, wood, rope, bamboo, weather data 2013

One of the most enduring images of Hurricane Sandy for me
were the photographs of the Star Jet Rollercoaster from Seaside
Heights, NJ, washed away from its pier mooring, and the eery,
desolate and damaged area of the Coney Island amusement
rides. These wrecks, as seen from the shore, became an
ominous and emblematic image of changing weather and
ocean conditions due to climate change.This piece takes
weather and ocean data from Coney Island, NY and Seaside
Heights,NJ during Oct 29, when Sandy took a ride on both the
Jet Star Roller coaster and Deno's Wonder Wheel.