View Mobile Site

COOL HUNTING

show nav
View Desktop Site

COOL HUNTING

Nathalie Emiebach

Visualizing meteorological, astronomical and other data with woven reed sculptures

by Ami Kealoha in Culture on 10 September 2010

NathalieEmiebach_HurricaneNoel.jpg NathalieEmiebach1_AntarcticSurveyorII.jpg

While artist Nathalie Emiebach's sculptures look like Sarah Sze got ahold of some tinker-toys, the conceptual underpinnings are far more complex. Drawing on data sets—like the distance between sun and earth or moon phases—that she collects herself, Emiebach uses the information to dictate the dimensions, shapes and position of her reed weavings.

NathalieEmiebach_MusicalBouyinSearchTowardsaNewShore.jpg NathalieEmiebach.jpg

Colorful sticks and constellations of beads represent other bits of data, like less easily quantifiable observations, such as the smell of the air.

via Information Aesthetics

advertisement

Get Cool Hunting delivered to your inbox every weekday morning