Lucy Stevens is an artist whose environmental
soundscapes and visual art investigate the relationship
between humanity and nature.
Working with field recordings, digital illustration,
photography and drawing, to reveal the fascinating
behaviour of wildlife and the diversity of species.
The work ranges from creating visual compositions
in response to bird vocalisation, to observing bird
behaviour to produce graphical montages and
responding to environmental issues that have an
impact on ecosystems.
Oil Spill was created with a particular focus on the
misuse of water, and the effects of oil spills on wildlife.
The composition explores the explosion caused by the
Deepwater Horizon Disaster in the Gulf of Mexico;
which spilt 210 million gallons of oil, during prime
mating and nesting season for bird and marine species.
The oil coated birds feathers, making it impossible
to fly, destroying their natural waterproofing and
insulation. The effect of an oil spill can have long-term
effects on entire species, polluting the air, water and
altering the Gulf coast ecosystem and even entering
the food chain landscape we see today.