Dark Eyed Junco
These paintings are the abstract music of various birds. My desire is to interpret their song in color, rhythm, and time. Bird song is recorded naturally in nature or song can be downloaded from sound libraries and then changed into the song pattern via the use of a sonogram. Each color is mixed directly upon the canvas with an airbrush using many colors to match the bird and give a feather texture to the painting's background while other colors are premixed for the stripes themselves. Each stripe is carefully masked and painted for song accuracy.
"Hanna's providing us with the visual link between science and art--nature and aesthetic. Her "Songs of the Birds" is a magnificent tribute to some of life's finest singers as well as her finely calibrated handiwork."
– John Carlos Cantro, AnnArbor.com, Nov. 7, 2011
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