Look at fractions and shards. All you see are pieces, but consider the frame from which these come from which creates that base being present. Life is not broken for together the pieces are still life and would not be whole without every single one of them. The part is one on its own in itself but slides and fits in to another to become the larger self in the commonalities of one.
Based on the original artwork "Life Fractions" which you can view on the Lira Leirner Art Portfolio.