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August 2021

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Wool and Water
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I am the Science Director for the Paul Smith’s College Adirondack Watershed Institute and this is one of 8 pieces I made for Water Week 2021, for a collection called Wool and Water.

Water Week is a collaborative celebration of freshwater resources and watersheds and is meant to raise awareness of water-related issues, recognize the value of water to our region’s economy and environment, and highlight ways that people can protect our waterways. Wool and Water introduces a unique project that blends fiber art with scientific data to create visual representations of changing water quality conditions in the Adirondacks. 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act and we will be embarking on a collaborative fiber arts project supported by the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership to showcase the legacy of protecting clean water in the Lake Champlain Basin. As an introduction to the project and an enticement to join us over the coming year, I created Wool and Water 2021 and it is displayed at the Paul Smith’s College Visitor Interpretive Center all week.

Dissolved oxygen is a fundamental characteristic of lake ecosystems and an important water quality parameter because it drives the distribution of organisms and affects the solubility of important inorganic nutrients such as phosphorus. The primary source of oxygen in a lake is the atmosphere and, as a consequence, lakes in a stratified condition have a hypolimnion (deepest, coldest) layer that is isolated from the oxygen source. This piece is a representation of the dissolved oxygen profile from June – November 2017 in the South Basin of Upper Saranac Lake.

I improvised this by using the free online resource Stitch Fiddle www.stitchfiddle.com to convert the bottom right image in Figure 5 to a stitch pattern. It was then knitted and felted by hand. Data are from Laxson et al. 2018, State of the Lake Report, Upper Saranac Lake https://www.adkwatershed.org/sites/default/files/upper_sa...

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  • Project created: August 23, 2021
  • Updated: August 23, 2021