Drought Portraits

2015

Drought Portraits and Its Not Just About the Rain are woven charts of historical data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center. The data drawn from represents dimensions of California’s climate such as average annual temperature, annual precipitation, and the Palmer Drought Severity Index. With reference to images of California agriculture; I develop the patterns through spreadsheet calculations, coding, and weaving with California-grown organic cotton, dyed with a variety of plant dyes and mineral mordants.