Mary Longley is an artist living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has taught art for 25 years and has been a painter for as long. She is interested in the connections between art and science and has developed a body of work inspired by string theory. The theory suggests that at its most fundamental level all matter is made up of tiny vibrating loops of energy called "strings". If proven true, this would mean that all matter (you, me, rocks, trees, everything) is at the most elemental level structured the same. It is this underlying principle of oneness throughout the universe that interests her. Mary's work refers to this web of life and the underlying unity of all things.