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Weather Reports
2021
Mixed media on paper

Ice (2050), July 1, 2021, Arctic (Ice melting)
Watercolor on Canson watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Homes (2050), July 4, 2021, Kyushu, Japan (Floods & Mudslides)
Watercolor on Canson Montval watercolor paper
9"x12"
2021
Home (2050), July 8, 2021, Atami City, Shizuoka, Japan (Heavy rains & Mudslides)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Canson Montval watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Homes (2050), July 9, 2021, Kyushu, Japan (Floods & Mudslides)
Watercolor on Canson Montval watercolor paper
9"x2"
2021
Cities (2030), July 15, 2021, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands (Floods)
Mineral pigment on Canson watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Forests (2050), July 17, 2021, Siberia, Russia (Wildfires)
Mineral pigment on Arches paper
7"x10"
2021
Species (2050), July 17, 2021, Siberia, Russia (Wildfires)
Mineral pigment on Arches paper
10"x14"
2021
Food (2030), July 20, 2021, Madagascar (Droght, famine, and climate change)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
8"x10"
2021
Home (2030), July 20, 2021, Madagascar (Droght, famine, and climate change)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
7"x10"
2021
Cities (2030), July 25, 2021, Henan Providence, China (Floods)
Mineral pigment on Canson watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Towns (2050), July 26, 2021, India (Monsoon rains and landslides)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Canson Montval watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Villages (2050), July 26, 2021, India (Monsoon rains and landslides)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Blick watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Ice (2050), July 30, 2021, Greenland (Ice melting)
Watercolor on Arches paper
7"x10"
2021
Glaciers (2050), July 30, 2021, Greenland (Ice melting)
Mineral pigment on Canson watercolor paper
9"x12"
2021
Trees (2050), August 2, 2021, Turkey (Wildfires)
Mineral pigment on Arches paper
7"x10"
2021
Villages (2050), August 5, 2021, Greece, Turkey, Italy (Wildfires)
Watercolor on Canson watercolor paper
9"x12"
2021
Forests (2030), August 6, 2021, Turkey and Greece (Wildfires)
Mineral pigment on Canson watercolor paper
9"x12"
2021
Humans (2040), August 9, 2021, Globe (Climate change)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
7"x10"
2021
Lands (2040), August 9, 2021, Globe (Climate change)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
7"x10"
2021
Waters (2040), August 9, 2021, Globe (Climate change)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
8"x10"
2021
Skies (2040), August 9, 2021, Globe (Climate change)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
8"x10"
2021
Sky (2050), August 10, 2021, North Pole (Wildfires)
Watercolor on Arches paper
12"x9"
2021
Homes (2050), August 15, 2021, South western Japan (Heavy rains, floods, & landslides)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Blick watercolor paper
12"x9"
2021
Ice (2050), August 20, 2021, Greenland (Rain)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Arches paper
8"x10"
2021
Ocean (2050), August 30, 2021, Cancer Alley, Louisiana (Hurricane Ida, oil and chemical spills)
Mineral pigment and watercolor on Canson Montval watercolor paper
9"x12"
2021

Severe floods, landslides, extreme heatwaves, wildfires, drought, and ice melting at an unprecedented rate, the summer of 2021 was relentless. I began making drawings with words that I associated with these extreme weather events. The words I chose were homes, water, forests, trees, sky, villages, towns, cities, ice, river, etc.

The font I use in this series is called the Climate Crisis Font developed by the Nordic’s largest newspaper Helsinging Sanomat. The font’s weight responds to NSIDC’s (National Snow and Ice Data Center) Arctic sea ice data from 1979 to 2019 and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC's) prediction all the way to 2050. One can visually get a sense of how much the ice has been melting and how much it is expected to melt in the future based on current forecasts.

In this series, I used the font with the future prediction, mostly for 2050. Some of the alphabets become difficult to read with the 2050 prediction as they lose their "bodies."


On the back of each drawing, I transcribed by hand portions of an article on each extreme weather event which I felt compelled to make work about. References are included on this website for those who might be interested in reading the articles.