"On a Scale of One to One" explores the metaphysical impocations intrinsic in nature, with an emphasis on the nature of physics. The engineering edication Jim received before studying at the Alberta College of Art is evident in the large wood and canvas structures. The integration of mechanical physics with the tradition of painting is quite complete and offers an "alternative to existential aesthetic that is not romantic."
Jim Goertz graduated with a diploma in Painting from the Alberta College of Art in 1984. He has also studied at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Okanagan College in Fine Arts foundation.