W. Benjamin Bray

Frontal Zone

photo and drawing

"Frontal Zone" involves a tree planted in 1980 in Central Texas, and cut down in 2012 after drought and disease killed it. This photo presents a record of water sustainability at a single Eulerian reference point. The closely-spaced rings near the end of the tree's life resemble the arrangement of isobars on a weather map signifying an advancing frontal zone.