Mixed media: acrylic on canvas & strings
Cat’s Cradle is a series of figures created between two people as a game, by twisting a loop of string around their fingers. Most of the core figures allow a choice between two or more subsequent figures and the game ends when a player makes a mistake or creates a dead-end figure, which can’t be turned into anything else. Cradle, the first (and opening) position symbolizes a new beginning, the sparkle of new from which anything can be born, the beauty of knowing there are multiple choices at your disposal.
Along with this blissful state, though, anxiety can arise, as great responsibility can be found in being given the possibility of deciding the course of an event. There is duality in every aspect of life, it is the basic principle that rules over the Universe, as we experience it. The strings symbolize the connectedness between the creating hands, as well as the tension residing in the dual state of excitement about infinite possibilities vs the burden of uncertainty and the potentiality of mistaking, thus ruining the game.