Kipling in America 1892 to 1896

Some echoes

from Jan Montefiore

Jan Montefiore, the Director of the Symposium, stayed on for a few days in upstate Vermont with Judith Plotz and her husband Paul. Recalling childhood skills with a scraper board and drawing on a white-coated fungus from the Vermont woods, which sets hard a day after being picked, she made these two rather Kiplingesque pictures.

Judith Plotz has explained that Jan was using ‘Vermont Artist’s Fungus’ (ganoderma applanatum), otherwise know as ‘Artist’s Conk’, ‘Artist’s Bracket’, or ‘Flacher Lackporling’, a bracket fungus growing on trees.