Gallery: Embroidered Birds for the Eye and Ear

4 embroidery panels showing birds and representations of the sounds they make
Clockwise from prime left: Three-wattled Bellbird, Sandhill Crane, Nocturnal Curassow, Musician Wren. Embroidery by Ana Luiza Catalano.

Brazilian sound recordist Ana Luiza Catalano has archived almost 300 audio recordings of birds within the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library, because of coaching she acquired from taking the Cornell Lab’s Sound Recording Workshop twice.

Catalano earned her PhD researching birdsong, and he or she conducts acoustic monitoring of chicken populations within the Amazonian forest. Throughout the pandemic she took up needlework, and determined to include the fantastic thing about what she hears by ear into the artwork she creates for the attention—together with a snippet of spectrogram on her embroidered birds.

Hear what every of the birds seems like:

Observe Catalano’s artwork on Instagram at @bordandoespecies.

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