Almost everything about our lives is quantifiable. These measurements take the form of data or data sets, and much of what they describe refer to conditions or actions. At Everett Community College our intent was to give physical form to some fundamental sets of data - ones that impact our most fundamental needs. The installation has two components: (1.) two benches whose forms are derived from an oscilloscope trace of a human heartbeat (EKG). (2) A fifty-five year tidal history of Puget Sound at Everett in graphic form which is mounted on the north fascia of the Nursing and Health Sciences Building. This 210’ long by 14” high graphic piece has an overlay of the same EKG image used for the bench. Sea level rise over this same period is also shown.
Location: Everett Community College, Everett , Washington
Materials: Stainless steel, high-resolution imagery printed on aluminum panels
Collaborator: Sue Richards
Sponsor: Washington State Arts Commission in partnership with Everett Community College