January 31, 2009
Tidal Datum Tables
steel / walnut / hardware
18” h x 18”w x 72” l
The body of work titled “Tidal Datums” is the result of my senior thesis project. The collection consists of a variety of objects inspired by the formal language of data graphics, intended to be a representation of analytic information through the medium of furniture. My work process began by gathering data graphs from NOAA’s historic tide database followed by translating the empirical information into tangible materials. The forms modeled from the data not only reveal a dynamic pattern, they facilitate a new way of experiencing information by enabling a physical interaction of tidal patterns with the body.
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NOAA Tidal Graphs converted to Vector and Layered - 30 Days of Information