graphite on paper, 21″ x 25″, 2013
Nature, in many respects, has been conquered, tamed and degraded by the mass onslaught of human activity. Where we once viewed ourselves as small in the face of the sublime limitlessness of nature, we find our own heavy footprint in millions of paths already taken. With every new development, every new invention, every new industry, we assume with vain certainty that we are the center of the human-made world.
Yet we, the “conscious animal”, remain largely unaware of the myriad of ways other creatures observe, manipulate, and use us, working around our best efforts to contain them. The eyes of many organisms are watching beyond the glass.