Forest Nature Trail Guide, page 12 illustrations and layout with preliminary sketches
FormatSheet 1: Pen and India ink on cream Strathmore board.
Sheet 2: Green colored pencil on cream paper.
Dimensions30.2 cm W x 36.5 cm H (Item)
21 cm W x 32.4 cm H (Platemark or image size)
DescriptionSheet One: Original illustrations and layout for page 12, excluding text, for The Morton Arboretum Forest Nature Trail Guide booklet. Key lines included.
Illustrated stumps with numbers indicate points of interest along trail as seen on trail map.
Tree stump #29: Four Kinds of Acorns
Identifying characteristics for "red," "northern pin," "bur," and "white" acorns as labeled and illustrated to the right.
Tree stump #30: Hepatica Leaves
Identifying characteristics for leaves, flower, and berry including a cube shape illustrated to the right - appears to have been replaced with new illustration of leaves on separate card that has become unglued (see below).
Tree stump #31: Blackberries
Identifying characteristics for leaves illustrated to the right - appears to have been replaced with new illustration of leaves, flower, and berry on separate card that has become unglued (see below).
Tree stump #32: A White Oak Tradmark
Illustration of a White Oak trunk with a band of bark that has been formed due to fungus.
Tree stump #33: Young Sugar Maples
Identifying characteristics for leaves and seeds illustrated to the right.
A cutout illustration depicting leaf characteristics for the Hepatica and leaf, flower, and berry characteristics for blackberries originally adhered to board has detached and is housed with art.
Sheet Two: Preliminary sketch of green-colored illustrations.