Graphite & watercolour on digital pigment print in an edition of 20, image size 66 x 48 cm, paper size 76 x 58.5 cm.
Artists and scientists have been inspired by the natural world for centuries. Images capture nature in ways that compliment the words and data of science. Paintings and prints give instantly understandable and memorable pictures that communicate something of their subject’s essential nature.
The desire to understand and systematically classify the natural world was prompted by the discovery of so many species new to science in the 17th and 18th centuries. Recording species visually became an essential element of this process and is as important today as it was 300 years ago.