A Tree Measured by Hand
(2 May 2021, 41°39’05.4 N 91°30’47.3° E)

Ink, crayon, and pencil on graph paper

1300 x 37 cm


This work is a paper scroll with the prints of 91 hand-lengths, representing the distance across the surface of a small dogwood tree in early spring, around all its features – every branch and bud. The distance across the tree as the crow flies was 1 meter. The distance across the tree as measured by pivoting my left hand around it was 12.34 meters. The title refers to Hamish Fulton’s photo series Touching by Hand One Hundred Rocks (1989).