ALICE HARGRAVE — PINK NOISE/LAST CALLS
I create abstract patterned 'portraits' of the worlds most threatened or endangered migratory birds, using Spectrogram recordings as source material. Photographs of actual sound waves of bird calls, and the patterned waves of voices of researchers describing field conditions, dates, and catalog numbers of each recording are layered into patterns. I tone them using the less recognizable colors of eyes, talons, and/or skin, of each particular species. These unexpected bright lavish colors contradict the ubiquitous argument 'why save that simple brown bird'. Reminiscent of hieroglyphics, this language of sound traces some of the very last calls in the wild.
PRINT INFORMATION: Archival Pigment Prints | Year: 2018 | 30"x24" | Edition: 6+2AP.
Alice Hargrave: www.alicehargrave.com