• Maree Elliott

A fungi illustration

A fungi illustration has always taken me into the field between Feb - July for the last eleven years. Being in the bush excites the senses and you start to notice the sounds and smell of the bush. We are never alone. I never start anything in my sketchbook until I am still and have absorb the bush. Fungi do not survive alone, they are part of a complex system that functions together. I take photos and I do lots of sketches to try and capture the statue and character of the fungus. The photos capture the character and the environment in which it lives. There are often little imperfections such mould or a bite mark left by insects or animals that add character to a fungus.

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