I made a series of pencil sketches and photos of ornithological and entomological specimens from the Natural History Museum in London and Barcelona as well as The London Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Historically, taxidermy played a role in promoting wildlife conservation and was the only way that people could look at wild and tropical creatures from other continents. However, its role is less clear. This dilemma has become the inspiration for my latest project concerning the ephemeral beauty of nature. Having spent the summer analysing, drawing and painting these creatures, I have decided to put these creatures at the centre of my project, which looks at how they have shaped our human world in so far as we constantly copy and borrow their forms, their colours and textures and adapt them our human world.