Winds
September 26, 2010
Greensboro, NC
Process.2015.03

Winds.Process.2015.03

This drawing process uses the same organizing principles as Process.2015.02 with the addition of color keyed to wind direction.

Time is the main organizing principle with this wind drawing process. Using data collected every second for an entire day, a line is drawn for each second of the day from the outer edge of the circle to a point determined by time and wind conditions.

Structurally, each drawing has 86,400 radiuses –– one assigned to every second. The first second’s radius is from the center to the top (twelve o’clock position), each successive radius is placed 0.002778 (360 divided by 86,400) degrees clockwise. The end of these radiuses become the endpoints for the lines seen in the drawings.

A secondary structure is based on radiuses assigned to each hour with their degrees of rotation relating to time. Think of the circle like a clock with 24 hours instead of 12. Sixty points are located along each of these hourly radiuses at regular intervals from the outside edge to the center.