The Volume of Every Member of my Family
2002 4 paperboard boxes of different sizes
In the summer of 2001, I measured the volumes of all the members of my family in the garden of my parents’ house. One by one, I submerged my sister, mother and father in a tub of cold water and measured the amount of displaced liquid. Using Archimedes’ principle, I subsequently calculated the volumes of our bodies and then reduced them to physical objects: I used white cardboard to make four boxes of varying sizes corresponding to the volumes measured.