In the human- animal relationship there is a long history of the animals being harnessed to provide energy or power to make a machine work. Of course we needed to represent this. The challenge was to have a machine working that looked like it was being moved by a fibre-art creature but was cunningly powered by a hidden motor.
We also found ourselves quite captivated by Steam Punk as a style.
And the Cabinet of Curiosities idea of a carnival type arrangement with strange creatures exposed for the pleasures of public viewing.
This website gives a great impression of what we were aiming for. Surf around to site to get the idea.
Things were starting to hold together nicely.
Submitted by Wendy