Jordan Basin Buoy
Reed, data, wood, plastic, plaster
2’x2’x5’, 2008

Searching for Right Whales in the Gulf of Maine

In late summer, Right Whales are often found in large numbers
at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy. In this piece, I am translating
various ocean and air data to help me understand what ecological
conditions exists to entice these whales to congregate in such
large numbers in this particular area. Each sculpture translates
ocean and air data specific to the topographical location of the
buoy in the Gulf of Maine. All buoys for this project are of the
Gulf of Maine Observation System (GOMOOS). Local buoy data
is also compared to larger, historical climate/weather data sets.