These are drawings made in gold foil on black card stock. In my work as a taxonomist and systematist, my task is to describe nature and all the species in it. In this, illustration of the species is a key part, because how else do we know which species are which without being able to see them in front of us? Scientific illustration is a skill that develops over time, and for me it has evolved from the purely scientific into the artistic. For me, nature, science and the soul are a tightly connected unit.