Isomorphology demands close observation of each specimen and I would like to thank all the people at the Natural History Museum, University College London and Kew Gardens who have allowed me the necessary access and time to work with the collections.

About the artist

Born in 1981 in Belfast, Gemma Anderson graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2007. She is currently completing a practice-based PhD studentship at the University of the Arts London and University College Falmouth, and is a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence at Imperial College London.


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