The painting shows the skin and the nerves involved in pain and touch. The epidermis is in pink and is separated from the dermis in black by the basement membrane in white. The epidermis is constantly making new cells from its basal layer, the dark pink column-like cells on top of the white basement membrane. The cells slowly make there way towards the top layer. On their way there, they die and form a protective barrier from the outside world. Pain nerves are depicted in green lines coursing through the epidermis. Meissner’s corpuscles, depicted as green ovals in the dermis, are responsible for light touch. They are very sensitive and found in the highest concentrations in your fingers and lips. The Touch is one of the 5 senses. There are a number of different types of sensory receptors that are involved in different types of touch. Those involved in touch are encapsulated. In this painting the two touch fibers I show are in green and blue. Merkel’s cells, blue cells in epidermis, together with their nerve, Merkels’ discs,blue cells contacting the Merkel’s cells, are also responsible for touch sensation – mostly the ability to distinguish fine detailed surface patterns.