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.