Silent Song (detail)2022
Metal song notes created from lark song recordings, ribbon, QR code to soundtrack – link to audio here
Each ‘sound note’ visually encapsulates the sound and duration of a particular moment in the Lark song. Once frequently heard, the skylark is on the conservation red list. As well as reflecting on the fragility of species, Caro’s work celebrates the wonder and joy of birdsong, recalling a line in George Meredith’s poem ‘Lark Ascending’ ..... ‘He drops the silver chain of sound’.
Photo credit: Jennifer Moyes