Measure for Measure

© Susan Dorothea White

Measure for Measure, 2001-2003
carved salvaged Huon pine, vintage calipers, fabric, string, plumb-bob
180 x 61 x 56 cm

Artist comment

The title of the sculpture is a play on Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure. The assemblage is inspired by the beautiful design of age-old measuring tools and the skills of the manual worker that are being replaced by modern technology.  The carved hand and forearm dressed in a check shirt-sleeve emerge from vintage industrial calipers and hold an antique plumb-bob.  The hand is carved from slow-growing Huon pine with very close growth rings that mimic fingerprints.

Susan Dorothea White

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