Artificial light disrupts the behaviour of nocturnal moths, attracting them away from flowers. Using lino cuts, Alicia wanted to represent the hopeless fluttering of moths fatally attracted to artificial light at night, contrasting this with the night-scented flowers, which would struggle without their pollinators.
Alicia Hayden is a wildlife artist, photographer, writer and filmmaker from North Yorkshire, with a degree in Biological Sciences from Oxford University, currently studying for a Masters in Wildlife Film-making at UWE. She aims to celebrate the beauty of the natural world, as well as communicating the threats it faces. Alicia won the ‘Human Impact’ category of David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2021 for her piece ‘When the Whale Sang’ and was awarded the inaugural Ingrid Beazley Award. In 2020 Alicia self-published her debut illustrated wildlife poetry book, ‘Rain before Rainbows’.