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Weather Box

Image of Weather Box

$200.00

Weather Box is a handmade artist's multiple. Please note, this item is on backorder and may take several weeks before it ships. Contact me for a current time estimate.

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

"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.

Each box comes with a set of 12 punch cards and a certificate of authenticity. Each punch card is signed and numbered.