Kimberly Hahn, 60-Foot Golden Rule, 2009, Imitation gold Leaf, wood, acrylic paint, and hinges, Dimensions Variable depending on installation (Stretched out it measures 60 x 1-1/2 x 3/4 in.)
This sculpture integrates the current building height limit measurement of 60 feet, which was challenged for reduction by measure B, with an ethical standard of measurement the Golden Rule, commonly known as "do unto others as you would have done to you." The gold leafed reclaimed and distressed boards show a golden, yet weathered rule. It’s been used, it’s been abused, and yet is endures. It demonstrates work to compromise and work to maintain the golden rule as the “gold standard” of ethics. Santa Barbara voters struck down Measure B in 2009 and the 60-foot height stands.