Measures is the first published book of writing by the artist Toby Christian.
Christian’s practice is informed by written texts that are used through an expanded sculptural field. His texts describe the relationships of objects and spaces in fine detail, co-opting specialist terminologies to sketch out provenance.
These written compositions use analysis of objects, ranging from estimation to pedantry, to suggest an underlying associative narrative.
Measures is an embellished description of a portable diptych sundial viewed by the artist in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2012.
It is designed by the artist and Pavilionary.