A picture, it is said, is worth a thousand words. How much of a picture do you need for a popular song, which probably has fewer than a thousand words? I have no idea. Fortunately, someone does:
Take some of music’s best known lyrics, combine them with a retro-inspired aesthetic, sprinkle in some humour and finally add a pinch of enigma.
The results are the intriguing pieces of art by San Francisco-based graphic designer Katrina McHugh.
The 37-year-old takes songs referencing nature from artists as diverse as Otis Redding and Snoop Dogg, and has illustrated them as infographics.
An example, from the works of Bill Withers:
“It’s incredible how much nature is in music, when you’re listening out for it,” McHugh tells BBC News. “I think people like tying an emotion or something non-physical to a real, physical property.
“I love the idea of how nature is a constant and how, even after 500 years, people can still connect to the same idea.”