Maureen Wilks


Artist, Photographer, Writer

Amanita Mushroom
Amanita muscaria flavivolvata
​In the fall I like to take a drive through the San Mateo Mountains in southwest NM. Along the roadside there are blooms of the poisonous bright red to orange Amanita Mushroom. The kiss reminds me of the first time I went camping with my future husband in the San Mateo Mountains when the mushrooms peeked out from under the rocks and leaf litter of the forest floor.

Amanita Kiss

24x36 in
Canvas