Wildlife is artificial. Even an encounter with a living, breathing animal is bound by unseen regulation. Habitats are fragmented, populations are controlled, predators are decimated, and survivors are displaced to the edge of human comfortability. Boundary lines are drawn and animals are expected to obey. Subversion of this obedience is punishable by death. These realizations underpin my exploration as an artist. Informed by rewilding strategies and critical animal studies, I reimagine human-centric materials and networks to reintroduce wildlife concepts into public space. These interventions address our Shifting Baseline Syndrome (the process of forgetting natural systems over time and normalizing the ongoing degradation of those systems) as it pertains to wild non-human animals. Both real and imaginary encounters influence human perceptions of cohabitation vs. conflict, a dichotomy that ultimately determines the uncertain fate of wildlife in the Anthropocene.