The quote ‘the whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ is attributed to Aristotle.
It’s a theme that invites us to consider the smaller units that are part of a larger image, object or experience.
It requires close observation and thought to focus on these small integral parts. But in doing so, we can also reflect on their interconnectedness to the other component parts and how together, they bring invaluable power, meaning and beauty to the whole.
You can explore this theme through the 2021 student art exhibition. For a closer look, click on the artwork to open the lightbox.