This piece begins with my interpretation of connection. As a medical illustrator, I connect science and art every single day. Metalsmiths use science to create art all of time by combining alchemy, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, formulas, geometry, oxidation, electroforming, reactions and more. Two historical artists who used art and science influenced this piece: Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) who was a German photographer, sculptor, teacher, and artist. He became known for his close-ups of plants and living things, which were published in 1929 as Urformen der Kunst (Art Forms in Plants). He was inspired, much like I am, by nature and the ways in which plants grow. Anna Atkins (1799–1871) was an English botanist and photographer who self-published a book of cyanotypes of British Algae. My approach to this work was a science experiment. I had sketched an idea, but that idea evolved as I tinkered. I found myself “testing” techniques I had learned and pushing them in new directions.