Urban Weather Prairies - Symphonic
Studies in D
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 weather observations.
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.