Daksha Patel’s practice encompasses drawing, printmaking, animation and installation. It explores scientific processes of measuring, mapping and visualising the human body and its interaction with the environment. Residencies and research within scientific institutions regularly inform her work, they include Imaging Science at the University of Manchester (2016), Kings College (2014) and The Christie Hospital (2010). She is intrigued by what remains immeasurable, illusive and unseen, despite our increasing capacities to visualise and gather data about the world around us. Drawing remains at the heart of her practice. She experiments with materials that are unstable and fugitive such as animal fat and clay, to investigate ideas about unpredictability and the unknown, as well as working with graphite on paper to explore the relationship between drawing and measurement. She is interested in exploring what a drawing can reveal that a scientific visualization cannot.