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12 inches

12 inches

Amy Stacey Curtis 12 inches 2011 One from the set of twelve graphite drawings

Paper size:  22 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches  (57.2 x 57.2 cm)
(Inventory #24388)

The artist formulated the suite of drawings by first asking 99 people to freehand draw twelve lines, each on a separate piece of paper and each one being for a different length between one and twelve inches.  Curtis then took the 99 unique drawings for each length, turned each length into a concentric square and then overlaid all 99 squares for each measurement.  Each drawing in this suite displays 99 people’s different(however minute the difference) impressions of each length.  The first drawing is “one inch”, the second is “two inch” squares, all the way to”twelve inch” squares.  The variation in darkness in each drawing is the best indicator of similarities between individuals shared perceptions of length.

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