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12 inches

12 inches

Amy Stacey Curtis 12 inches

(installation shot from “Arise: Summer Group Show” at The Barbara Krakow Gallery, June 23-July 28, 2012).

Over the course of 3 months, Curtis asked 99 people to draw a 1-inch line without using a ruler, then a 2-inch line…through 12 inches. Then, she sorted these 1,188 drawings–99 people’s 1 inch, 99 people’s 2 inches…from the shortest length to the longest length. The first drawing uses the 99 people’s perceptions of 1 inch, the second drawing uses the 99 people’s perceptions of 2 inches… For each drawing, Curtis translated the perceived measurements into concentric squares. There are 99 centered squares per drawing, all 12 drawings on 22.5″x22.5″ 140lb archival paper.

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