Seems like today there is plenty of fodder for this train of thought. Woodworking does offer a chance at social commentary.
My home is a remaining agricultural valley jewel, between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. The Skagit Valley is a daily thoroughfare for mile long coal trains headed for export to China. This wall clock was inspired after a close-up view at a rail crossing. This vision started me calculating how big the hole must be in the Powder River Country, where the coal comes from.
With genetically engineered everything moving forward at a rapid pace. It is only a matter of time till they overwhelm even our tall tales’ version of higher than an elephants eye, or vegetables bigger than your house.