In September 2011 I started my third year final major project. I have a passion for science and try to incorporate this into my illustration. I chose to base my project on the Universe, focusing on origins: the origin of life, our solar system and the universe; microcosm to macrocosm. This work in particular represents our solar system; the designs are based on scientific knowledge i.e the layers within each planet and the convection and radiation of heat and energy within the Sun. I enjoy experimenting with a range of techniques and materials, especially printmaking and paper cut therefore this part of my project allowed me to discover the possibilities of using a laser cutter to enhance my work and enable me to create much more complex designs.