Morfydd

Ransom-Hall
WHAT WAS THE WEATHER LIKE?
Recording British Weather
My ongoing work with British weather began as an undergraduate at Central St Martins. A tutor suggested I look at the work of Roman Signer (I was working in a different territory). Whilst reading a book about Roman Signer’s work I discovered Rain Calender (1972) - thus began my passion with weather and climate.

My work in this series is, as cited before, a constant in my practice. As well as daily record keeping and observations I have worked with the public perception of daily weather.
MARCH 2019



Rain for this work was collected daily during March 2009. The colour is achieved through the use of food dye. If rain fell the colour was diluted.

The work has been left to mature for ten years repositioned and captured in March 2019.
WINTER SOLSICE TO WASSAIL EVE



Rain for this work was collected daily during March 2009. The colour is achieved through the use of food dye. If rain fell the colour was diluted.

The work has been left to mature for ten years repositioned and captured in March 2019.
DAILY WEATHER REFLECTIONS 2010 to 2018



Part of my ongoing research is to record my personal response to the daily weather. These thoughts are presented in a series of nine framed works. The small point size allows the viewer to be drawn into the work.
LUNAR EVENTS AND AIR PRESSURE



During the second half of 2018 I began a new body of work that looks at unusual lunar events and the effect of them on my local weather. The 24hour period of the event is recorded in whitecoal on black card.

To give these drawings additional context the air pressure for the period are recorded as an embroidery.
RECORDING THE JET STREAM



This is an ongoing work that uses the daily Jet Stream position over the British Isles. The daily records are grouped into lunar cycles.
EQUINOX TO SOLSTICE



A series of work capturing the daily weather in my Sussex garden from the Spring Equinox (20 March) to the Summer Solstice (20 June) 2018
KEEPING COSY. THE COSY WORLD OF TEA



The work was a response to how ‘global warming’ could well make the British Isles colder. This is a series of large tea cosies knitted from vintage patterns. The work was made for the exhibition Infusion held at the Tea Gallery, London.
HOLIDAY WEATHER



This work was made for the exhibition A Grand Day Out at the Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras. The hand embroidered deckchairs show the summer sunshine and rain records 1945 to 1951.

Rainfall is embroidered in greys whilst the sunshine hours use bright colours.
IS IT RAINING TODAY?



Is it raining today? uses the daily rainfall from the Summer Solstice 2013 to the Winter Solstice 2014. The rain was recorded, filtered, bagged and dated. The rainfall was hung as a calendar with a rod for each month. Days without rain have an empty space. The chains and pebbles used for support reflect a way that is sometimes used in house building to draw the rain into the drainage system.

A table and chair was part of the installation to allow viewers to describe the weather on the day of their visit.
EQUINOX 2014 TIMELAPSE



The Spring Equinox 2014 is captured by time lapse photography as the day passes over my Sussex garden.
SUSSEX STORM



Recording the storm captures an Autumnal storm as it passed over Sussex. Its 24 hour passage is marked on two sequential 12 hour records.