Creature|Verdure ~

pinsapo journal issue two  

Cherished by artists of the Romantic period, depictions of humans submerged in the sublime colors and shapes of raw nature look now, in the West, like a fantasy far removed from most people's lived reality. Our flora and fauna have largely been industrialized away, but their remains, in their fleeting state, offer a new complex of meanings. For Creature / Verdure, the second issue of Pinsapo journal, we asked our contributors to consider the following question: What is the creative/intellectual labor that plants and non-human animals do?