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.

Silent Arias, Roaring Applause
Wood, data
55” each wheel, 11 ‘ across, 2008

Of all the characters that make up weather, I consider the wind to be the prima-donna of the cast. While the forces behind weather are mostly invisible, the wind made its presence known through all sorts of visible signs, from the way the ocean behaves, the type and speed of clouds, the way the birds fly and behave, to how long I could endure it out there on the beach.