Humans have separated our society from the natural world with our history of colonization, deforestation, capitalism, and agriculture that have left natural resources depleted and indigenous people that coexisted with the rest of nature violently displaced. The history of botanical drawings coincides with this history of colonization. The distortion and technologization of birdsong paired with the somewhat violent movements of these early botanical drawings are representative of these first acts of distancing ourselves from what we didn’t know, one of the most influential problems in our modern world.
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