When the Whale Sang, 2020, Biro illustration, depicts a humpback whale transforming and fragmenting into disruptive lines of noise pollution. Alicia was inspired to create this work after reading about the positive impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on noise pollution in our oceans. She wants to use her artwork to raise awareness to this issue before there is irreversible damage to marine wildlife. Her work won the “Human Impact” category of David Shepherd’s Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 and the inaugural Ingrid Beazley Award.
Alicia Hayden has a degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University and is studying wildlife filmmaking at the University of the West of England in Bristol. Through her artworks, Alicia’s aim is to celebrate the beauty of the natural world while communicating about the threats it faces.