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Nathalie Miebach makes baskets. But instead of making standard-issue baskets and filling them with fruit, she uses basket weaving as a way to interpret data.  Meteorological data, astronomical data, all kinds of stuff.

For example, that sculpture on top?

Twilight, Tides and Whales - Cape Cod ( February/March 2006)
Reed, wood, data, 30”x18”x20”, 2006

This piece looks at the relationship between moon and sun rise and set, data, tidal and twilight readings taken in Provincetown, MA, and whale sightings along the New England Coast during the time frame of February – March 2006. All of the data comes from the U.S. Naval Observatory, NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration) and the Northeast Fishery Science Center.

Read more over at Discover Magazine’s Visual Science blog.