Imperial Ruler Stand, 2019

Glass; tears; L.S. Starrett combination square with center and protractor heads, double square, square attachments, diemaker’s square, key seat clamps, rule clamps, parallel clamps, steel clamp, combination hand vise, Vernier caliper, rule holder, and 6”, 12”, 18”-long blades; pedestal
185 x 86 x 127cm

A component of 'Blobfish,' this stand is made with rulers etched with imperial units of measurement. Precariously perched atop is a mouth-blown glass lacrymatory by Alex Rosenberg, designed using French curves. The lacrymatory is filled with tears.

Commissioned by the Guangdong Times Museum for the 2019 exhibition 'Forget Sorrow Grass: An Archaeology of Feminine Time,' curated by Jianru Wu and Sirui Zhang.
Imperial Ruler Stand, 2019
Imperial Ruler Stand, 2019
Imperial Ruler Stand, 2019