Containment
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How do we make meaning of this great mystery?

Everything that is, is evidence of what came before. The clues are all around us: in the residue left by a cup of coffee, the shape of a stray twig fallen in winter, the curve of well-worn stone. Every object tells a silent story of what it is and how it came to be. But the stories are infinitely complex, reaching back to the beginning of time. Why did the coffee drip over here but not over there? Why did this twig fall at this particular moment in the Universe’s long history?

This series of mark-making experiments explores the innate urge to seek order in the inexplicable. We can hope to contain the boundless diversity of the Universe by analyzing patterns, computing geometric angles and distances, and devising sophisticated symbolic languages. But does this bring us any closer to an authentic understanding of the true nature of things?

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