This illustration by Rogerio Lupo of Brazil is the First Prize winner of the Margaret Flockton Award for 2010
I mentioned the Margaret Flockton Exibition and Award on this blog last week. This is the latest update from the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Facebook Page:
"First Prize winner of the Margaret Flockton Award 2010 for scientific botanical illustration, a drawing of Vellozia sp. nov. by Rogerio Lupo of Brazil. Entries came from Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Spain, Mexico, Poland and Brazil. The Brazilians shone this year. Rogerio Lup also received a highly commended for another illustration, as did fellow Brazilian Klei Sousa.
See the exhibition weekdays from now till 9 July in our Red Box Gallery, Mrs Macquaries Rd. You can also see the six winning entries on Flickr."
A 'festoonery' is of course a group of objects arranged in a 'festoon' - i.e. hanging in a curve. Due to the limitations of Flickr we can't do that kind of arrangement but it's a word with a botanical association and of course nice literation here. I also blame James Joyce, who I've been reading.