Scientists and artists are equally passionate observers of the world: scientists share their perceptions as theories and classifications, while artists share their understanding as individual visions. I have a deep appreciation for pre-photographic natural history illustrations. These early prints of plants and insects serve as graphic platforms for me to digitally introduce outside visual elements. These components insert new color, form, texture, space and content into the two dimensional renderings of flora and fauna. I search for that point where the scientific perspective equipoises my own intuitive, personal aesthetic and associations, hopefully resulting in a transformative vision. The work also serves as a meditation on the richness of species diversity and the growing number of extinctions in our current time.