Bacteria Slab (shigella), 1998, stainless steel, concrete, 60 cm diameter

In The War of the Worlds, civilization is saved from a conquering Martian invasion by Earth's smallest creatures, to which they have no resistance.  Bacteria are represented here by eleven different slabs with inlaid metal designs, which form part of the overall paving scheme.  One slab appears to be crushed under the Martian Walking Engine's foot:

'Broken' Bacteria Slab (spirochete), 1998, stainless steel, concrete, 60 cm diameter

The bacteria pattern on this slab continues up the leg of the sculpture, as if to suggest the inevitable progress of decay upon a seemingly invincible enemy.