Artist's description:

Quantum mechanics teaches us that an elementary particle can exist as a combination (superposition) of multiple states corresponding to different possible outcomes and remain this way until observed by an observer, at which time the superposition collapses into one or another of possible definite states. Applied hypothetically to a larger-scale system, such as a cat, the interpretation implies that the cat placed in a locked box with a possibility of exposure to poison remains both alive and dead until is being observed. Aren't we humans, much like this cat, live in a box of our fixed perception of the world of material objects and unpredictable events? It is the fear of uncertainty that makes us constantly check our state to make sure everything is in place and all precautions are made to prevent any possible threat to our well-being in the presence and imaginary future. But... what if this checking process is somehow stopped, just for a while? What happens when the program of world description and interpretation running in one's head from the day one was born is paused? No fixed state, perhaps? In this case, theoretically, there is a possibility to choose from an endless variety of states a sole one that you really want to live in and then to observe it to make it permanent. Does the "new" state need to have the ideas of sorrow, fear, pain, uncertainty, past, future, death? It's up to the one who gets to the state of Schrodinger's cat.

Materials used:

Charcoal pencils, watercolor, acrylic paints, Strathmore toned gray sketch paper

Schrödinger's cat


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This artwork is sold by Polina Oliferenko from United States

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