String Theory

String Theory by Patrick Samuel
Oil pastels on white paper
39x49cm approx
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We talk about strings as if they’re a bad thing because we don’t like to think of ourselves as puppets. The idea that we’re in someone else’s theatre offends us. We want to be autonomous beings, in control of own destinies and not dependent on the thoughts and actions of others.

But the truth is, we go through our daily lives in a delicate dance that can only be possible through the thoughts and actions of everyone connected to us… And we in turn affect theirs. We are the strings that hold each other together.