THE TIMID WILD
Nature and wilderness. We pin ourselves somewhere on their spectrums relative to how sterilized and commodified we feel in comparison. Timidness in the first muddy steps through tall grasses as we search for belonging. Co-created meaning with each other, yes, but also with something beyond the constraints of HUMAN. Trembling hands and thumping hearts under the gaze of living things that expect nothing of us, hold us to no fabricated standards, express kinship with us unconditionally, assess us with caution, or ignore us entirely.
All current Timid Wild documentation was captured or created in central Ohio on land belonging to the Hopewell, Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and Myaamia peoples. This land was stolen from Indigenous Peoples by white supremacist colonialists and continues to be destroyed under United States white supremacist and capitalist occupation to this day.
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The Timid Wild is a project that explores:
The Denison Biological Reserve, known to students and locals simply as "the Bioreserve", is a 350-acre expanse of forest, ponds, old plantations, and other natural features located in Granville, Ohio.
This project has documented the Bioreserve through photography, audio recordings, and poetry since 2019.
The archive of works is still being uploaded to this website before new work is added.
Where could we go?
How can we orient ourselves - stay in conversation with ourselves - in the spaces beyond and between?
Honoring and affirming this space. These bodies. This wilderness.
Claiming birthrights of rest and regeneration.
Fields of magic amplified by intention and exploration.