For the Band Practice project Psychedelic.

I discovered a whole stash of dials from scales under the house. Probably more than 200. It seems that the previous owner had the job of updating weighing machines to metric units. This change happened in New Zealand from about 1970. Many of the scales show stickers from Whangarei Scale Co.

The scales indicate a range of machines and applications. There are scales for railway baggage, food, people and postal items.

The geometric nature of the objects led me to create a large scale composition based on categories and multiples. This seemed appropriate for a psychedelic, obsessive, mandala-like work.

 

But does it scale?

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