All of the buildings, all of the cars
were once just a dream
in somebody’s head.
-Peter Gabriel, Mercy Street
Look around. Every single item you can currently see is man-made. Anything you can currently touch, or smell, or hear, or see should not be there. Everything around you was placed where it is deliberately, was formed and reformed and invented and reinvented by countless men and women, each one making adjustments: some slight, some major.
And, as with all human creations, these objects leave a history. There are reasons that everything you see is the way that it is. Take a single pebble, and you can begin to see the history of the world: How the pebble was formed, the pressures that broke it free, the movements of water and air that wore down the sharp edges. From the objects, companies, books, ideas, and buildings that we’ve created, there are tiny portions of the history of humanity.
The comics I’ll draw for this tumblr will, piece by piece, examine the tiny things we so often ignore.