Mark Nystrom’s Wind Drawings
Inspired by the simple sight of a leaf dancing across snow, American artist Mark Nystrom created his elegant Wind Drawings series in which a pen equipped with sails records one day’s wind conditions. Visual interpretations of wind and other invisible natural phenomena are always fascinating, and Nystrom’s drawings are no exception as they begin to characterize, even humanize the wind. While some drawings show clear patterns — implying a strong wind from a consistent direction — others are erratic and confused. One drawing from a very calm day only registers a tiny, barely visible, speck of movement.
You can look at more of Nystrom’s wind explorations and other projects at his website here.
- Erin Saunders