Ane Graff has gained distinction with her masterful drawings. In her intricate tableaus we can find detailed depictions of plants, snakes, lizards and insects, all combined in impossible scenes. Her drawings share an interest with the still-life tradition of the 17th century Holland, referred to as “forest floor still life”. In these religious paintings reptiles were commonly featured as symbols of darkness. Thematically Graff’s works relate themselves to a profound issue central to the medium of drawing: the relationship between the lifelike and the lifeless.