Wood, data, paper. 5x5, 2013
When hurricanes created too much damage and
loss of life, their names are retired. Hurricane Bob in
1991 was one of the costliest hurricanes with extensive damage and its
name was retired shortly after.
But Bob was not a storm that died easily it remained a trackable
system until it had traveled along the
Eastern Seaboard, crossed Canadian Maritime, the Atlantic Ocean until
it finally hit shore in Portugal.
This piece translates weather data from ocean buoys and three weather
stations along the Eastern
Seaboard as Bob slowly went out the Atlantic. The graveyard on the lower
left includes all the names
of retired hurricanes.