Kristian Brevik is entangled at the shoreline where art and science meet, where he thinks about the relationships of humans with other beings in webs of kinship and dependency.
He studies the evolution and ecology of insects with whom we share our agricultural landscape, at the University of Vermont Insect Agroecology Lab, and how we can work toward a world full of wellbeing for all beings, human and non-human. His most recent focus with art has been exploring the impact of humans on aquatic species using light and shadow within illuminated 'ghost' lanterns—asking the question, “How can we reconcile the joy of existing within the community of life with the grief that comes as we see the harm we humans continue to be responsible for?”
CONTRIBUTIONS TO HUMANS & NATURE:
- There Is No Magic Wall
From Minding Nature’s Spring 2019, Volume 12, Number 2 issue.