Lucy T Smith
botanical artist


Last week a rare subspecies of Homo sapiens was captured on film whilst on display at the Natural History Museum, London. Patient visitors to the NHM's "Cocoon" building in the Darwin Centre were able to catch a glimpse of the Illustratus botanicus at work in the Sackler Laboratory. It is believed this one was working on spiny Solanum plants from Africa, adding to over sixty recently illustrated for a forthcoming monograph on the genus. This rare live specimen was spotted drawing with a good old pencil and proportional dividers!

If you are visiting the Natural History Museum, London, take a look at the Darwin Centre and the Cocoon