…a metaphor for humanities negative influence on nature
Thoughts for consideration:
• Figure representing humanity – Magneto (marvel comic book supervillain)
• Magnet interferes with compasses needles which represent the magneto- reception of animals (their ability to sense the earth’s magnetic field), humans do not have this sense.
• Animals represented are examples on the IUCN* red list for Europe = species in decline or in danger of becoming extinct
• Interactive mechanical force sets the cycle in motion – we become linked to the villain by having a hand in the motion thus inextricably implicated.
• Rust is decay of iron, the element responsible for the earth’s magnetic field
• A visual metaphor for man’s destabilising influence on nature
* ICUN : International Union for the Conservation of Nature