This strain, however, has proved a fruitful one. From the dialectic of natural/manmade spring Cross’ most powerful pieces. 'Bond' – image below – stages the the tussle literally, in this case between shark and submarine. As well as invoking the combative by sculpting a weapon and a predator, their positioning together encourages the viewer to see the similarities between the two entities as much as their differences. And here, we return to the trouble of human beings trying to emulate the natural world; for as much as the shape and texture of the submarine might mimic the animal’s, the shark has emerged ‘on top’.