photographs by tom johnson
Few phenomena are as majestic as the murmuration of starlings. When hundreds to thousands of these birds flock together, their movement appears to be of one mind, marking mutable matrices across the sky. Their secret? Each starling attends to seven others, ensuring even effort distribution and flawless form.
In the face of the climate crisis, one thing is clear: we will only get to an ecologically just future by way of working together. If humankind is to heal its relationship to the rest of creation, it must restore harmony—which cannot exist without collaboration. And what could be more emblematic of holism and harmony than a hive?