Wood, data, paper. 5x5, 2013
When hurricanes created too much
damage and loss of life, their names are retired. Hurricane Bob
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.