Andrew Denman’s contemporary vision of wildlife art bridges the gap between the spontaneity of the natural world with the graphic edge of modern art. In a “staccato rhythm” each sound or note is sharply detached or separated from the others. With “Staccato,” Denman uses a careful balance of positive and negative space to visually present this musical pattern.
The seemingly improvisational placement of red-winged blackbirds first captures the eye. A large, graphic silhouette of the foreground bird appears next, a trademark Denman use of pattern and repetition. Jackson Pollack-like splatters add to movement and flow not often associated with a square format image.