Crazy Courtney Love is one of my favorite celebrity tabloid subjects to paint. This time around, I noticed there was something fungus-like about her. I'll often hike in the woods after the rain and am amazed at the variety of colorful, wonderland-like fungus sprouting up among the rotting logs and lush moss. They are brightly colored, alien-like, dangerous and scary - just like Courtney. Her neck appears a thick, milky white stalk. A large scarlet mass of pillowy, shiny growth sprouts menacingly off her face. Her hair, a tangled mess of mildewed, ghostly filaments blowing in the howling wind. I find fungus to be quite beautiful in its own way, but like Courtney, is best observed from a distance. Medium: graphite on paper, digital color, done for Caricaturama Showdown 3000.