NATHALIE MIEBACH

Starting in 2006, I began building low-tech data collecting devices that extract weather data from specific environments. Living on Cape Cod at the time, I went to Herring Cove Beach for 18 months on a daily basis, rain or shine, to observe and record the interaction between weather and environment. The data was then compared to historical and global trends in weather and finally translated into a series of sculptures.

Wind Anemometer: Herring Cove, Cape Cod
Reed, wood, PVC, data
68”x40”x37”, 2008

This sculpture functions as both an anemometer to be used on the beach to measure wind, as well as a sculpture on which my own collected data is recorded. Looking purely at the effects of wind in a specific location on Cape Cod (Herring Cove Beach), I translate data of living systems or other weather indicators that are affected by the wind.