Peripeteia

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(2013) The title is Greek for the turning point in a drama after which the plot moves steadily to its denouement. This piece depicts the inevitability of Nature reclaiming the earth after man has destroyed himself, where the monuments man has built for himself crumble and erode under the insistence of water, wind, and leaf.

Inspired in part by a Life After People episode in which it is speculated that after humans are gone parrots (and similar birds) would still retain some human speech and, that for about 150 years or so, human voices would still be spoken and heard by parrots teaching each other the words they've learned, even if only simple words and small phrases.

While there are no parrots here, this piece serves as a reminder that we are not in charge.


“Nature is a haunted house--but Art--is a house that tries to be haunted." -- Emily Dickinson, The Complete Poems


“Not just beautiful, though--the stars are like the trees in the forest, alive and breathing. And they're watching me." -- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." -- John Muir