To be honest: I don’t actually have a design bucket list. Yet. But, if I had one, ‘seeing my work in a museum’ would definitely be part of it! I love visiting museums for inspiration and the idea of people gazing at my work on the wall sounds amazing. And guess what: it happened!
Last year I joined a group of 40 illustrators to work on the book ‘Wilde Bijen Parade’ (Wild Bee Parade): an richly illustrated guide on the many species of bees, their lives and how you can help protect them 🐝 To celebrate the project the two creatives who started the project, Laura Surentu and Marieke van Middelkoop, organized an exhibition in Het Natuurhistorisch (the Museum of Natural History) in Rotterdam this Summer.
The exhibition was a lot of fun: it was inspiring to see the work of all the other creatives up close, and looking at my own work on the wall made me super proud! I really hope this exhibition helped people learn more about the importance of bees and why it’s so important to protect them. Want to learn more? The books are still available here and part of the proceeds will go to the Bijenstichting (the Dutch organization for the protection of bees).