We measure things—length, size, importance—in comparison to other things to evaluate how we measure up and where things fit in relation to each other. We use measuring sticks as a way to quantify and compare based on agreed upon definitions or givens. The Measuring Stick paintings, like the Noticed paperworks, are made from words and phrases taken directly from the news. Unlike the Noticed works, which are designed to evoke the temporary quality of news stories, the Measuring Sticks are intended to stand sturdy and more permanent. They hang next to each other, aligned on the baseline like a bar graph, to establish comparisons. The tall, thin format makes them challenging to read, slowing down the viewer’s understanding and forcing them to consider the phrase more deeply.