EXHIBIT ITEM 111
© 2013 Estelle DeRidder
Colored Pencil on Hand-drawn Map
Photograph of the artwork by Ray Goodwin
Proboscidea parviflora is native to the desert southwest of the United States and northern Mexico. As the fruit dries the tail cracks open and splits into two hooked, claw-like halves. The dark-colored dry fruits are used in basket making by local indigenous Americans.
Estelle DeRidder has worked as a staff artist at musea in South Africa, Turkey and the USA. Most recently she has concentrated on botanical illustration and earned a Certificate from the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Illustration, and a Diploma in Botanical Illustration from the Society of Botanical Artists, based in London, UK.
A generous grant from the American Ssociety of Botanical Artists is allowing her to illustrate the flora of the Madrona Marsh, located in Torrance, CA, to be used as educational materials for all ages. Estelle lives and works in La Crescenta, CA.