Line of flight

24 March 2020 by

A little girl turns the pages of a decorated book in a deserted sitting-room, poring over its frozen vignettes: ‘Each…

Aloe aloe!

9 September 2016 by

If, like me, you lack the green fingers to care even for plants such as aloes and cacti that are…

Leeuwenhoek 'Figures of sand' (detail)

Drawing under the microscope

12 October 2015 by

I’ve been investigating some really interesting illustrations of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723), who was among the first microscopists in the…