Bees and Hawthorn I
Song & Dance is a series of wildlife drawings inspired by walks in Liverpool’s Princes Park during the coronavirus pandemic. The series celebrates our local urban greenspaces by drawing attention to the songs of birds – depicted as sonograms – and the dance of honeybees – depicted as a map of the waggle-dance. These sketches draw upon both western 19th-century drawings and eastern prints, reflecting Liverpool’s multicultural history. With a background in scientific illustration, David Montagnes has spent the last 25 years working as an ecologist at the University of Liverpool.
David MontagnesBees and Hawthorn I