Fleeting Sea: Measuring the Coastline of a Puddle 

C-print mounted on alu-dibond

Edition of 6

90 x 73 cm

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Ink and pencil on paper

6 @ 170 x 150 cm 

 

2013–2014

A photograph of a puddle – taken at Cabo de Roca in Portugal, the westernmost point in continental Europe – was printed at 1:1 scale and then traced and measured with different units of measure, which resulted in radically different totals for the perimeter. This is a cartographic problem known as the “coastline paradox.”