Look closely at the diversity and beauty of British wildlife: so many wonderful things to discover! ‘The title of this painting comes from Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida “One Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin“. In other words, we’re all connected.
Here’s a poem inspired by this painting, by my friend Helena Johnson:
Petals, flowers, trees and grass Mountains, meadows, one at last Feathers, scales, fur or skin A Touch of Nature makes the whole world kin
This painting celebrates the incredible work of my hero, the scandalously unsung Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection independently of Darwin and established the study of biogeography.
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure and for the glory of Wallace.
Read more about Wallace here.