I had the good fortune to encounter these paintings by Tom Björklund when i was visiting the Natural History Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark on my trip to Copenhagen.

The entire museum is fantastic, but a few things stood out to me.

Notably i encountered the naturalistic, humanistic paintings of far removed human ancestors and of other homo species. Seeing a neandertal or denisovan as what it very much likely was - human enough, struck me deeply.

I messaged him on Instagram to see if he had prints - but alas he does not as of yet.


by Tom Bjorklund