Post-industrial mankind represented by a vacuum cleaner coated with iron sand.
A mass produced machine coated in a rich, dense, dark, natural layer. Its original purpose was to clean up after the activities of modern life. In this modified incarnation; to ingest everything in its path in the guise of a "Domestic Black-hole".
The Anthropocene* is characterised by
Homo-sapiens' disregard for warning signs, in essence, threatening our survival. In order to stimulate short term gain and trigger precarious satisfaction, this vacuum has swallowed the canary, hidden the alarm system. Consumerism pushes onward harvesting materials ad infinitum. If we unplug this urge to commodify, the warnings might be read.
Or, will we continue to obfuscate our augury with machinations of commercial artifice?
Is the canary still alive?
*the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
"some geologists argue that the Anthropocene began with the Industrial Revolution"