Syncretism of prehistoric thinking was traced to various forms of totemism. Our ancestors, believing in their connection with a spiritual being (an animal or a plant), attempted to keep the universal balance that is lost in today’s world. Yet, contemporary artists like Casey Orr seek to reestablish this connection between human and nature. Casey Orr is the Gold Artist of the ArtAscent Wild call for artists. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Wild issue.