This work is interested in visual signs the made environment exhibits. Historically these signs are borrowed from natural systems - consider the affinity a cog shares with a flower - and are incidentally done so for objective means. The development in comprehending these systems now procures ever more complex visual patterns; the alienness of a circuit board may be attributed to electricity.
The objects in Made in Man have been formed using mostly crude methods of manipulating the material to achieve results that bare signs of being technical. Corrugated pattern found on discarded packing cardboard can be used to pattern the material, referencing the observed visual systems in our immediate surroundings. In this way of manipulating the material, by transfer of optical pattern, it becomes complex looking to the point that it may be questionable if it is even man made, or rather by nature or machine.