Urban Weather Prairies - Symphonic Studies in D
Reed, wood, data, 16’x15’x15’, 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.