I am Diego Araujo, the artist behind the BioSteam Studio. I am an illustrator creating whimsical worlds inspired by nature and machines. Insects, microscopic life forms and mechanical gears are transformed into the odd, yet cute creatures that inhabit my worlds. I used to be a scientist. I've spent my career studying insects and spiders in Brazilian (my country of origin) and Southeast Asian forests (I live in Singapore now). Slowly, I've made the switch into the arts world. Now, I am interested in creating art that invites us to look at nature again, including our own nature, while touching on the boundaries of what is life and what is not.