Eastern Maine Shelf Buoy
Reed, data, wood, plastic, plaster
2’x2’x4’, 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.