"A nine bladed sword. Not two or five or seven..."
...Here is a newspaper arty-cle on the crashed aeroplane I installed http://www.ludlowadvertiser.co.uk/news/15409110.Sculpture_takes_flight_from_Ludlow ...The newspaper's coverage puzzled me at first - why do they want to know how long it took, and how many pieces of plane go together?
"..six hours to put the plane in place.." Part of the point of sculpture, and sound and brushstrokes, is to explore meanings and emotions for which words are blunt tools, let alone trying to convey them with Numbers - to move away from what can be put into a Venn diagram's circle labelled "the set of things that can be expressed through literalism and quantifiers".
"several months..." ...One of the manymanymany learnings from the residency ("...one week") is good journalism: how to make comfortable contact with readers.
"...assembled the plane from THREE main sections"
... . . as if the whole endeavour would have had different meaning and validity if it had been two, or five or seven.
The journalist is - quite realistically - saying "Nobody will get this stuff. They'll feel confused, or like they're being made to look silly. Start the article with some solid numbers, that everyone understands, so they feel grounded. Ground your plane. Normalise it."
Thanks, wise journalists.
"...found two Saints"
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