STRING THEORY, Number 8, from the String Theory Photography Series by Nawfal Johnson 

Title: “STRING THEORY, Number 8”.

Creation Date:  14 April 2017.


Series Years: 2013 to Present (On-Going).


Genre:  ABSTRACT PHOTOGRAPHY;  Representational Abstract Expressionism.

Copyright 2017 Nawfal Johnson.

All Rights Reserved.

Penang, Malaysia.

No Unauthorized Use!
It has been a while since I visited the String Theory series of photographs; in fact, the last time I did a string theory photograph, it was the year 2014.  This is not uncommon for me, as sometimes, since I have at least 75 different photography series going on, and not all of them completed, I often get lost and focused on different series, and then put some on the back burner to cool off for a while, and that is what happened with this series.

I am interested in the concept of string theory even though I don’t really fully understand what it means.  I am especially fascinated because it is something that I cannot see, these strings are so incredibly minute that even modern technology has no way of exposing the strings in string theory.  Therefore, physicists have to come up with other ways to determine that these things even exist in spacetime.  And this essentially is where my string theory photographs come into play, because these are simply interpretations of what I would like the strings of string theory to look like, even though I am probably way off the mark.  Being an artist, I can create whatever I want for the representation of these strings.

Please have a look at the photographic artworks to see my version of “String Theory.” (2013 – 2017)  This is a group of art photographs loosely based on, and influenced by, the Physics theory, String Theory:   
“In string theory, as in guitar playing, the string must be stretched under tension in order to become excited. However, the strings in string theory are floating in spacetime, they aren’t tied down to a guitar. Nonetheless, they have tension. The string tension in string theory is denoted by the quantity 1/(2 p a’), where a’ is pronounced “alpha prime”and is equal to the square of the string length scale.  If string theory is to be a theory of quantum gravity, then the average size of a string should be somewhere near the length scale of quantum gravity, called the Planck length, which is about 10-33 centimeters, or about a millionth of a billionth of a billionth of a billionth of a centimeter. Unfortunately, this means that strings are way too small to see by current or expected particle physics technology (or financing!!) and so string theorists must devise more clever methods to test the theory than just looking for little strings in particle experiments.” (Source: )
■ My String Theory photographs are created using various types of strings coming in different colours, lengths, thicknesses, and including string-shadows for contrast.  Since the strings in String Theory are so incredibly difficult to see by any modern means of technology, these images in my “String Theory” series are my interpretations of these vibrating strings.


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