This quilt presently is called The CAVE.
The CAVE is a computer that is running a program.
The compass is the inner workings of the program.
This is the core of what makes the machine function in an unsustainable way.
This is the S (in the south position) or Shame.
My point is that the machine that produces a civilized society needs toxic shame
to grow, and become more productive and wealthier.
We are very competitive against each other.
We need to feel toxic shame so that we are driven do
bigger and bigger things to feel better about our self.
Thus we spend more and buy bigger houses and drive gas hogs and live a life of entitlement.
The shark looks for blood and is interested in preying only on the living of others.
I think that many people feel driven by their life rather than choosing their own life.
Not everyone that feels this way is driven by Toxic Shame.
I am just saying that much of what we are shown on is advantageous isn't really that good for us.
It doesn't breed contentment or cause us to look out for the welfare of others.
It is impersonal...and so this is why I decided to symbolize it as a shark that is a machine...not really even living but mechanical.
Shark - a - Machine
I am not sure that I understand all that I am trying to say here, as I am still developing it and working on this.