65 3/4” x 65 3/4” x 1/2”


Weather wheel is composed of 6 concentric rings woven around a central disc.
A pallet with colors corresponding to temperatures 0-100 degrees Fahrenheit was created.
The center disc depicts average temperature for 48 days throughout year.
Each of these days is represented by a trapezoid made of 1/4”poplar slats.
Each trapezoid is carved into 25 sections to accommodate the color representing each of 24 hours plus the average temperature of that particular day,
which is the top section where the date is depicted. Each expanding concentric ring interprets 48 days in color
with darkened areas representing night light. The trapezoids are knotted together with fishing string.
Days represented are the 1st, 9th, 17th and 25th of each month. The first ring shows corresponding days in 1957.
Subsequent concentric circles represent 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005 and 2017...12 year increments.
Even though there are only 4 days depicted from each month, erratic temperature changes are apparent as the wheel expands outward.
Unusually warm days are appearing in Winter and nights are not often cooling off in general.

In recent years my focus has been on reflecting changes brought about by Climate Change
as felt in my small world just outside Philadelphia, Pa. I have been working on projects averaging 1 ½ to 2 years.
These allow me to apply my interest in changing weather patterns to my art. I am fascinated by extreme weather & temperature
variations that have become the new normal and how these changes can be expressed using color and shape
while exposing odd temperature leaps. These are created as patterns intended to reveal concerns about the human experience.
I believe that climate change and the environment is the most critical issue of my lifetime and visualizing these effects has become my focus.




WHEEL 2019