When I taught at the Chicago Botanic Garden, I was sometimes in a room that was covered floor to ceiling in botanical artworks. It was very inspiring to see all the different ways to depict the form and beauty of a plant through the ages. I know that the recognized standard for botanical art is watercolor, on a plain background. There are some truly beautiful examples of this. Still, I always want to see a suggestion of where the plant lives, and this is what I’ve done here. I love to come across these delightful plants, standing proud in the rich duff of a forest floor. What a surprise it is to come across it? This one was particularly appealing, with its maroon piping.