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On The Shoulders of Giants

On The Shoulders of Giants

The central figure - Dr Matzuk has been working on the male contraceptive pill. It kills the sperm whilst you are taking it and does not contain harmful hormones like the current pill for females. Matzuk’s predecessor can be seen looking on in the top right - Antoine Van Leeuwenhoek was the first to observe sperm through a microscope. I used the traditional composition of George slaying the dragon as my template.

Ellie Foreman-Peck's illustration for Eureka magazine
Ellie Foreman-Peck's illustration for Eureka magazine