Hydrograph #9   44 x 84", Suspended in flood waters for six weeks

Hydrograph #9

44 x 84", Suspended in flood waters for six weeks

Deluge: Hydrographs

 

Canoeing deep into the flooded forest, 4 x 7 ft. sheets of paper were suspended into floodwaters for several weeks to chronicle the passage of time in an inundated landscape. Stained by oak tannins and red clay, the paper captured bits of leaves, trees, seeds, insects, and other forest life left to drift on the ebbing water surface. Called hydrographs – a scientific term for graphs that show the rate of water flow over time at a specific point in a river; these works on paper are a collaboration with the landscape to directly record the impact of the flood.


Hydrograph #7

44' x 71" , Suspended in flood waters for three weeks

Detail, Hydrograph #7


Detail, Hydrograph #7

Detail, Hydrograph #7

Hydrograph in progress

Hydrograph in progress

Hydrograph in progress

Hydrograph in progress