WEATHERSCAPE 2016

For the past few years 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 and 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.

For “Weatherscape” I created a 101 color pallet and assigned each color a corresponding temperature between 0 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
I noted the hourly temperature while keeping a personal weather diary for the year 2016 in my Gloucester City, NJ location.
This happens to be across the Delaware River from Philadelphia International Area where records are kept.
Each day is made of a hexagonal shape (3.5"x4"x1/4") carved into 24 sections for each hour, and each hour is painted the corresponding temperature.
A central hexagonal section is painted with the mean temperature of the day and punch-stamped with the date.
Each day of every month is woven together like a quilt and suspended about 3/4” from the wall, hanging from simple brads.
Monthly units fit into one another like a beehive. Each month is identified on top with a plate divided into 3 sections.
Colors on left are the months' low; right the months' high; center the months' mean temperature.
Running along the bottom edge is the entire color pallet, stamped with coordinating temperatures. The purpose of this is to inform like a maps' legend.
I've always loved color wheels; small pie slices of color that create a totality of visual satisfaction.
This work reflects that, joining 365 hexagonal wheels of color.

Weatherscape: poplar, acrylic paints, fishing line; 33"x165"x3/4"


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JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2016

MARCH-APRIL 2016

MAY-JUNE 2016
JULY-AUGUST 2016

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2016
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2016

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