The time endured throughout a feat is also the time from which we grow. Before and after such a feat is when we are able to step back and reflect on the event. However, growth does not come unless this period of endurance has occurred. Duration is the time that we endure between periods of stillness and, in turn, allows us to grow.
There is something remarkable about the idea of futility--about the idea that something happens only for the sake of happening. Half Ounces suggests a dedicated effort toward self examination. Measuring out tablespoons of packed, wet sand, a pile accumulated over six hours until reaching my--the artist’s--weight. As soon as it was measured, however, the sand began drying, and at no point truly represented the work's intended weight. Instead, there was only the residue of an intended effort.