alternative force / making a new line, 2019
stationary groma with cross base, two plaster cast plumb bobs with graphite, rope, dirt and iron ore from my (father’s) house, marking flags, neodymium magnetics
A groma is a manual surveying tool that uses weighted strings, gravity, and the human eye to lay stakes in alignment with the device. This allows the creation of straight lines and grids over an uneven landscape. The weighted strings are called plumb lines which are a biblical symbol of righteousness and justice. In a religious sense, to stray from this verticality is to stray from justice and cor
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