Urban Weather Prairies - Symphonic Studies
Reed, wood, data, 16x15x15, 2009
Urban Weather Prairies is based on data collected
in Omaha, Nebraska, during a 2-month period
(May /June 2008), while I was an Artist in Residence at the Bemis Center
for Contemporary Arts.
I chose to translate the data I collected in the format of an orchestra
as a way to more truthfully
articulate the somewhat idiosyncratic way I was making sense of my daily
Just like each instrument in a symphony plays part of the score, each
sculpture and wall piece tells
part of the story, with the entirety of the piece coming together through
the larger behavioral patterns
that slowly emerge over time. The wall space uses the rectangle as varies
maps of Nebraska or
urban centers of Nebraska.