Amanita phalloides. Ink and colored pencil on 11"x14 Bristol board.
This drawing and my research on this mushroom was inspired by an entry on my daughter's journal when she was 10 years old. She used to write facts and info on the corners and sides of her journal pages. One day in the kitchen, she read one of her journals and it compelled me to know more about it. See how our children inspire us? Do your children inspire you to study and learn more?
This is Amanita
phalloides also known as the death cap. It is a deadly poisonous
basidiomycete fungus, one of many in the genus Amanita. It causes major
organ failures in hours and death in about 10 days. Read about A. phalloides here.