Central to this work is my desire to explore the role visual aesthetics play in the translation and understanding of science information. ~ Nathalie Miebach
Nathalie Miebach is an artist and scientist, two words that usually don't belong in the same sentence. I like to think of her as a 'translator,' who takes scientific data and translate it into something that is visually pleasing. Her method of translation is basket weaving as it provides a simple yet effective grid to interpret data in 3D space.
This large-scale installation “Changing Waters” looks at the meteorological and oceanic interactions within the Gulf of Maine. Using data from NOAA and GOMOSS buoys within the Gulf of Maine, as well as weather stations along the coast, Miebach translates data that explores the seasonal variations of marine life by looking at the interactions of atmospheric and marine data. Elements of the rich New England fishing history are also included.
On display at the Fuller Craft Museum, Jan 15 – Sept 25, 2011
via Nathalie Miebach