Lucy Stevens’ art practice examines the acoustic ecology of the natural environment using field recording, digital illustration, drawing and printmaking as a tool to better understand the diversity of bird species and the wider issues of biodiversity. The work explores the relationship between humanity and nature; including the notion of connectedness and the desire to communicate, interpret and understand bird behaviour through visualising birdsong.
April 2016 The Red Species List, a new commission from Attenborough Arts Centre to explore the songs of endangered birds, using Indian classical, traditional and folk music, field recordings, printmaking and video to visualise birdsong as part of a concert.
Recent commissions, exhibitions and residencies:
January 2016: Cuckoo song monoprints exhibited as part of the International Postcard Show 2016 at the Surface Gallery, Nottingham.
November 2015: Red Fody and Hammerkop and Feral Pigeons under Lancaster Road bridge exhibited as part of ‘Concrete Nature’ at Stamford Art Centre, Lincolnshire, to coincide with New Networks for Nature.