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Weather Box

by Sara Bouchard

January 2014 00:38


"Weather Box" is a hand-cranked music box, housed in scavenged cardboard and accompanied by 12 punch card "scores" derived from actual weather data. I obtained hourly reports from the National Climatic DataCenter then graphed changes in temperature, wind and precipitation onto a timeline, which became the foundation for each punch card score.

Each score represents one month of weather observations as recorded by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, at the Belvedere Castle weather station in Central Park, NYC.
Available for purchase at Fuse Works - www.fuse-works.com/Sara_Bouchard-p-00313-i-Detail.

Artist's multiple: Cardboard, wood, music box mechanism, set of 12 digital prints Box: 2 1⁄2” x 3 1⁄2“ x 1 3⁄4”; Punch Cards: 1 5/8” x 22”; Edition of 20


released February 8, 2014


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Sara Bouchard Richmond, Virginia

I am a multi-disciplinary artist and songwriter with a strong foothold in American roots. As an artist, I investigate ways to interact with and represent the American landscape through song. As a musician, I perform original and traditional tunes - drawn from bluegrass, old-time, jazz, country and blues - with my band SALT PARADE. ... more

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