2013-03-12

Cast Ground Meat

Every epoch has its symbols. There was a time when cast metal equestrian statues symbolized a hierarchical society whose powers were based on the conquest of territory. Our time could be well that of the burger; our labyrinth that of the distribution of ground meat.

Image after Denis Diderot and Jean le Rond d'Alembert's Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers (Encyclopaedia or a Systematic Dictionary of the Sciences, Arts and Crafts, 1751-72) [pd] and others [ua-fu/fd].