The idea behind “Growth Rings” lies in the world of particle physics, specifically string theory, and also the interconnected nature of things.
In line with string theory, “Growth Rings” is compiled from individual rings representing some of the elementary particles of our universe such as quarks. Those rings in turn are interconnected to make something more complex. And so on this interconnection continues with the rings providing the foundation for ever more complex growth, structure & form.
I’m not entirely clear on how many permutations there are in compiling this sculpture, but it’s likely quite a few hundred.