Rika Newcombe's work is inspired by traces from the past: fossils, ruins and relics. By collecting fragments, categorizing pieces and imagining missing parts, her works explore the woven history of the earth. Rika was born and grew up in Tokyo. She was always interested in how all life started. Curiosity about the beginning of life led her to study chemistry at university. Since then she moved to Cambridge and started developing her career as an artist.