The physicist John Wheeler compared a particle to a "smoky dragon": we can know precisely where it originates (tail) and where it's measured (head) but in between is just nebulous probability.
I first illustrated this idea in 2018, for the Quanta Magazine article by Anil Ananthaswamy (Read here: https://tinyurl.com/QMdragon2018). I’ve wanted to give it another shot since then, especially to improve composition and other elements.
For the sculpt-off version I kept the cages, signifying futile traps that our trickster dragon loops around and nears, but would never be caught by. The new source & detector are symbolized by a lantern & eye.
Dragons and physics are a couple of my favorite subjects, so I’d love to try to “capture” this one again sometime.