Measurability, Quantification, Repetition
Another thread through my work is the effort to assign a numerical or quantitative value to objects; defining experience through numbers, so to speak, seeing whether things measure or how they measure up. You can get an idea from the works that are comprised of multiples or use the tools of empiricism or have titles that imply gauging and computing in some way: (Floor Scale, Venus de Milo, Owls to Athens.)
In "Math or Myth", there is a complex comparison of unlike elements— down stands for warmth and lightness, thermometers measure temperature, and the scale measures weight— a bizarre equivalence.
There is "Catch 24" (a video from 1998), "Too Much Not Enough", 1991 and "Piece of Cake", 1991. These are all attempts to enlist weight, temperature, length, accumulation of layers in the service of calculating experience through sculpture. This measurability is often effected by addition, multiplication, subtraction. In the end, however, like all obsessional counting, these values do not come close to giving any definitive answers. Their function is rather to call into question both empiricist and rationalist ways of thinking.