Born in New York into a creative family and then raised in London and The Netherlands, it did not take Bibi van der Velden long to choose a life passionately dedicated to fine arts. Through her mother, accomplished sculptor Michele Deiters, Bibi at a young age became acquainted with the world of art and sculpture.
Using traditional techniques and unusual materials that reflect her love of cultural artifacts, Bibi's unique collections are curious, detailed, and modern. We believe she is the perfect fit for a the museum's world of natural history and are proud to introduce her to a new Texas audience.
These naturally colored scarab wings are collected or farmed as a sustainable resource that encourages local ecosystem and habitat maintenance.