For the artefact we had a bunch of ideas at the beginning. We weren’t sure what should we go with, to represent the movie… We were torn between a snowglobe, a sled, or somehow a puzzle, so we put two of them together and ended up making two, imitating the explicit and the implicit meaning of the movie.
The implicit meaning was the sled in the snowglobe. An old, burnt sled, representing the childhood of Kane. We choose to put this in the globe to make it protected and secure, like Kane felt as a kid.
The other sled represents the explicit meaning of the film. It’s the sled from the beginning of the movie and it’s in good condition, still new. This one was made by Leon.