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Entropy study
Entropy study
pencil and acrylic ink on paper
59.4 x 59.4cm

"There have been nearly as many formulations of the second law [of thermodynamics] as there have been discussions of it” - physicist P. W. Bridgman, in 'The Nature of Thermodynamics' (1941)

This drawing is an attempt to visualise apparent contradictions in the understanding of the scientific concept of entropy. Entropy is often described as a natural tendency of isolated physical systems toward disorder, but disorder itself has no precise technical definition, and entropy in its extreme state can also be described as a type of order, in the sense of a high level of homogeneity. This picture tries to strike a balance between these interpretations.