Dan Alley - Sculpture
Always Gold
Etched Chalkboard, Wood
43 in. x 43 in. x 2.75 in.
2014
Always Gold is a haphazard collection of different ways the meter has been defined over the last 225 years. The chalkboard, typically used as a teaching method for temporary instruction, is etched with representations of the different ways the meter has been defined over the years. When new information became available, it was simply added. This temporary information has become permanent, even as our technology has developed; the meter has stayed the same throughout. We have held on to this initial investigation for historical reasons, even though there are now more accurate ways of recording ratios.
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