The String Series started with the idea of Entanglements – one thing leads to another.
A ball of string is the central theme of these paintings. String, thread, weaving, webs and knots are all metaphorical and mythological motifs. Useful for measuring, for lacing, for weaving, for creating sound (string instruments) as well as a metaphor for human relationships and particle physics, Belknap plays on the associations and mythical connections between string/thread and human consciousness.
“Oh What a tangled web we weave…..” (Shakespeare)