"Thus is it always between practice and theory. It is the same human impulse, I think, that drove artists to develop perspectival systems at the dawn of the Renaissance and Harrison’s method for determining longitude. People crave connection to the world at large. Similar impulses are embedded in the measuring systems of Uglow or any method for judging visual relationships employed by the artists of Human Measures. If some of the methods have been used before, this is not their important feature. What is important is that each artist has determined a way to chart his or her own course through their art and in the process connect with something outside of themselves."
Essay for Human Measures Exhibit at Indiana University
|Sisters, 48" x 40" oil on linen 2007|