This piece was created for the Red Door Gallery in Edinburgh for their festival exhibition in August 2017.
Mary and Neptune depicts a young Mary Sommerville searching the sky over Edinburgh.
Mary Somerville was born in Burntisland, Scotland in 1780 and lived and worked as a Science Writer in Scotland, England and Italy. Sommerville researched widely, but concentrated on maths and astronomy, becoming an influential member of the scientific community.
This piece celebrates Edinburgh, feminism and female scientists.