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Reductionism was a work constructed during a residency for a site in Metzingen, Germany. Heavily informed by his early education as a biologist, Tucker’s work examines the limits and abilities of the scientific method as a descriptive tool. By utilizing this method as an aesthetic device, Reductionism explores its limits and abilities to describe the experience of location. Sampling is used to gain objective data that are removed from an emotional experience. Through this quantitative process one can determine the precise numbers of plants growing within a given square meter of ground or cubic meter of water. This information is used to generate an estimate of the biological diversity and density of the entire field or through broader extrapolation assume numbers for similar environments never seen or measured.