Nature is full of surprises
Daucus carota ssp. sativus (Hoffm.) Arcangeli
This bunch of carrots could well be sold in a shop today thanks to the work of KromKommer, a company set up by WUR students and others to ‘save’ fruit and vegetables that have been rejected due to their shape or appearance by selling them or processing them into products such as soup. This botanical watercolour was made by Mariet de Geus (1934-) between 1970 and 1985. She worked in the Biosystematics department. Over 400 of her watercolours and pen drawings can be viewed and downloaded in WUR Image Collections. Besides her work for Biosystematics, Mariet de Geus has also produced larger watercolours and oil paintings and she painted porcelain.
Mariet de Geus – botanisch tekenaar in ruste / Leslie Leijenhorst, 22 oktober 2015.
WUR Image Collections, drawings by Mariet de Geus.