Wave Form Captures the Topography of Oceans


Jonathan Prince’s Wave Form series captures the topography of our oceans’ surfaces and the effects that weather has upon it in the solid form of stainless steel. Prince is working with data provided by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA reuniting him with the two organizations he had previously worked with on the Hologlobe Project he created for the Smithsonian Institution.

"The connection to NOAA and NASA is important to me as I have a strong sense that the work will resonate with the scientific community as well as the art world and attract attention to the beauty and importance of our oceans."

Wave Form

High Chromium Stainless Steel
8.5 x 44 x 24 inches | 22 x 112 x 61 cm

Bronze Wave I

Fabricated Silicon Bronze
2.5 x 18 x 9.5 inches | 6 x 46 x 24 cm

Prince was the creator of the Hologlobe Project (1996) which was exhibited at The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and served as principal investigator and program manager for the project in partnership with DARPA and NSF, NASA and NOAA.)

These animations were produced for the Smithsonian Institution's HoloGlobe Exhibit which opened to the public on August 10, 1996 at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. The various data sets show progressive global change mapped onto a rotating globe and projected into space to create a holographic image of the Earth.