A Life Study of Chernobyl Through Drawings.

After the reactor accident at Chernobyl in 1986, she found her true calling: since then, Cornelia Hesse-Honegger has been studying and drawing malformed insects, especially true bugs (Heteroptera), which she collects in fallout areas and in the periphery of nuclear facilities. Building on her 25 years of experience as a scientific illustrator at the Natural History Museum of the University of Zurich (Switzerland), she has created beautiful evidence of a threatened animal world, which has been displayed in international art galleries. Together with the former scientific editor Peter Wallimann, Hesse-Honegger has now summarized her comprehensive studies in the journal Chemistry & Biodiversity.