This series of images references cabinets of curiosities, botanical drawings and miniature entomological paintings of the 16th century. Together these works study and meticulously document a variety of organisms in an attempt to better understand the emergence of our own species. Continuing in their path, my work explores the uniformity of biological form by combining photographic plates and computer generated three-dimensional imagery to create incorporeal sculptures. Ethereal self-portraits alternate with visceral still lifes depicting insect morphology as blossoming flora while miniature tintypes evoke the principles of our collective past. These pieces look at both the cellular and the metaphysical connections of the natural world and consider our fleeting presence within it.