This "painting" represents my understanding of the quantum probability of the assorted detritus on my studio floor. Because the stuff all has me in common it an be considered entangled and represented as a correlated supersystem (although still a subsystem of the entirety of the floor). As a supersystem, even though its components were scattered, it was in an eigenstate of lower entropy than if considered as individual "particles" in which case the combined entropy would have been higher still, however, by adding together the eigenvectors of the components by way of the aforementioned entanglement a lower albeit, still high entropy eigenstate could have been observed.
The "painting", then, represents a quantum leap to a new low entropy eigenstate of the supersystem and a collapse of its position wave function due to subsequent observation/measurement.
Even though the total entropy of the supersystem has deminished, the second law of thermodynamics is not violated because the total additional heat entropy of the universe has exceeded the accompanying decrease in gravitational entropy (achieved by the raising the altitude of the supersystem within the gravitational field of the Earth), which is to say that it took more heat energy to stick all the bits together than will be generated by the realisation of the potential gravitational energy that will be released when the stickytape gives up and all the bits fall back on the floor (entropy increases as homogenaity increases).
It is interesting to note that the position wave function of the system was preserved until I pressed the shutter release on the camera. The taking of the photograph equates with a measurement of the eigenstate of the system and reduces its potential value to unity; uncertainty is reduced to zero and the probability that it would be found as it was is realised.
Schrodinger's Cat's fate is, so to speak, sealed but whether or not the cat still lives can only be determined by opening the box and having a look; for we still cannot know whether, in the time it took for the supersystem of studio floor components to jump to a lower entropy eigenstate and be subsequently measured, an atom in the uranium sample in the other box had decayed and released the photon that triggers the geiger counter that activates the hammer in the cat's box that smashes the glass vessel that contains the prussic acid that dissolves the cat.
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