The Art of Sting Theory Website
The Art of String Theory
The Art Of String Theory brings our dreaming and mathematics together with the art of String Figures and ancient Sacred Geometry. The art of string figures, known as “Kamut” in the Torres Straight Islands or “Cats Cradle” in western society involves a looped piece of string woven between the fingers and other body parts to create an ancient shape library, with knowledges of food collection, life cycles, astronomy, maps, transport, weapons, fire making, healing and much more.
This looped piece of string with two or more sticks, transforms into and ancient geometrical compass, creating a simple circle or more complicated geometries such as the Flower Of Life, Metatrons Cube (a 2D code of the 5 Platonic solids), and the Tube Torus just to name a few. These geometries are best drawn on the beach at low tide and are naturally appear when making ancient string figures.
The Fruit of Life Geometry made with 13 circles is one of the key shape codes connecting us to our Golden Rainbow Dreaming and the 7 Sisters Star constellation.
Gabrielle Quakawoot is a Bialai woman through her mother’s linage, along with Irish, Chinese and Vana Tu heritages. Her father’s people are full Solomon Islander. Gabrielle has been a string finger artist all her life and is the founder of The Art of String Theory. Gabrielle has a Post Graduate Certificate in Natural, Cultural and Environmental Heritage Interpretation from the Institute of Koorie Education. She has also studied Indigenous Environment and Caring for Country II and III in the Mackay area. Gabrielle now lives her dreaming through her business the Art of String Theory