Life-size scale illustrations have a visceral power and accessibility - the ruler is a sound touch to remind us of this. Maybe bringing in a domestic or schoolroom tool such as a ruler, these 'escaped' insects seem even scarier - the object that you are comparing it to can bring an emotional meaning as well as a quantitative scale - it's why lazy journalism that compares everything with buses or elephants seems glib - people don't just compare the scale - they look for an association between the meaning of compared objects
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