The Standard Model of particle physics is nothing less than a conceptual tool we use to explain our universe. It tells how the vibrant and exciting cosmos in which we live can be explained as endless combinations of a few key building blocks, governed by a handful of simple principles. Using leviathan accelerators, scientists are able to probe deeper into the most basic components of the universe and the rules that govern them. The Standard Model has made predictions that have allowed scientists to validate such theories as the Higgs boson, recently discovered at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe. I am intrigued by the visual and intellectual challenge to express this elegant and powerful conceptual tool using dyed textiles, embroidery and other techniques. I hint at the history of particle discoveries, the measurements necessary for observations, books, graphs, blackboards and the unfinished business of scientific inquiry.