Mesmerizing exhibition!!! Its was so exciting to see the real deal, the pioneers of original botanical illustration. The exhibition brings together the original works of four artists and a collector that have helped shape our knowledge of the world around us. The obsessive detail with which the art is created combined with an acceptable level of naivety makes for bizarre and beautiful compositions (most were drawn from dead specimens as opposed to in their natural habitat). David Attenborough talks about a base human characteristic to classify (taxonomy) in a constant quest to understand and make sense of our world. I found this really interesting and wondered what I else i could apply this theory to in my own quest to understand the world around me.