“Above all we should, in the century since Darwin, have come to know that man, while now the captain of the adventuring ship, is hardly the sole object of it’s quest, and that his prior assumptions to this effect arose from the simple necessity of whistling in the dark.”Aldo Leopold
Contradictions abound in our relationship with nature. Our need for control is often at odds with our yearning for some idealized past when our presence in the landscape was not so pervasive. Whistling in the Dark explores the human relationship with “wild” space and our conception of nature as something apart from ourselves.
This work was also published as a zine.