Atomic Bird

When we measure a system
We change the system
For a quantum system this is grossly so
The superposition……
All possible states existing simultaneously
Give way to the one state
Collapsing the quantum dance.

Here my atomic bird*
Made of record players
And broken umbrella bones
Dances while
Trying to describe itself
“To overcome the measurement problem”,
He says…..
The system is measuring itself
Hoping the observer leaves the room

(*) Built by Steven Durbach and Mark Cohen in Mark’s workshop

Schrodinger’s Bird

It is most probable that there is no such thing as wave particle duality
It is once again a disfigurement of our Newtonian world view..
Not our fault.. it is the scale we live in.. and he did get there first
But much like how ripples in the homogenous universe.. gave rise to differentiated matter…
Disturbances in the waves in the subatomic world gave rise to transient birds propagating through
The wave
151111 quantum bird particle in wave

Fish / birds / quantum dot evolution

151017 elovution in a qdot

There are things we get to
see as scientists/
and these things we
don’t get to see
the undescribeable

I hope that this therefore
Is what this painting
Is describing
The inherent order
And energetics of things
Making events /
Moments likely
And allowing them
To transition one
Into another

The activity in this painting
Is inspired by events
In a quantum

Where we
Are trying to
Describe interaction
Of entities that withhold
Much of their information
Like Schrodingers Bird
We are not allowed
Into the Quantum Dot
Or Box.

In this box.. fish and birds
Are transitioning
into each other
sometimes causing energy shifts
sometimes appearing
and disappearing / formed
collapsed by
the energy clouds that
are at once the wombs
of creation
also the cauldron of
of entropy’s inexorable

© Copyright Sid Sledge Artist