Arrangement is defined as “the act of lowering the entropy (disorder) of life”. Entropy, according to the second law of thermodynamics, refers to the increase in disorder with time.
Since then, it has become a term used in statistics and social sciences as well. According to the second law of thermodynamics, all matter and energy in nature move in a direction of increasing disorder with the passage of time. By the way, the only thing that reverses entropy is ‘life’. Life forms a new order by absorbing scattered substances.
Cleanup is to reduce the number and quantity of things surrounding your area. It is to reduce the number and amount of objects to be organized and put them within the range of one's control.
Tidying is about positioning so that they are easy to use where they should be so they can be easily found the next time you use them.
The object of tidying up does not necessarily mean only things. Tidying up can target a variety of things, such as space, time, relationships, and to-dos.
In fact, there is an artist who take advantage of this effect of tidying up and reflect it on their works of art.
Adam Hillman, who is called an object arranger, makes even tidying up into a single piece of work. Various objects from cotton swabs and matches to Oreos and cereals form various patterns through his hands.
A visual artist from New Jersey, he creates a work of art by matching the colors and patterns of common objects in everyday life. A wonderful piece that perfectly converges to one rule that looks like an obsessive compulsive disorder shows the potential that even common materials in everyday life can become works of art.
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Myungja Anna Koh