51% Democracy 1993

The title refers to power in democracy. The piece consists of a twelve-foot-long comb combining pick and pocket combs in roughly one to one proportion. The comb rests on hair embedded onto a long oak board. One can imagine the community effort needed to make this comb functional. The impossibility of reaching agreement of all members, the degree of compromise needed to reach consensus, and whether smaller groups can be served by this system are questions addressed by this piece.