How Things Are Made Vol.2 examines the interdependency of manufacturing and production systems by uncovering and visualizing networks and connections as an attempt to better understand the complicated phenomenon of economy, a system interdependent on a large and continually increasing number of other social entities. By revealing the intrinsic connections among simple objects, the work highlights the idea that all elements of our systems are of significance, from the individual items to the larger constructs. Though they can be imperceptible from afar, these relationships are easier to pinpoint among simple things in our everyday lives.
How Things Are Made Vol.2 depicts french fry production on fabric. Handprinted fabric is displayed with a cutting table so that fabric can be measured, cut, and sold by the yard. Primarily, these fabrics are used to produce kitchen items like table runners and placemats, highlighting how the production of a simple food is related to other systems.