“Fear Not” is about trying to overcome judgements or past experiences that disable your mind from feeling free, fearless, and open to change. Most everyone can agree that having a snake wrapped around your throat is an uncomfortable feeling, even for a snake lover like myself. This painting illustrates that feeling of trying to let go, trying to relax, trying not to hold onto the fears you have built over time to protect yourself from getting hurt or being humiliated. The mycelium, like the snake, also represents this intimidating force that you are faced to handle. Mycelium has dangerous and healing qualities at the same time. Disrespecting Mother Earth’s plants and animals by overindulging ourselves can ruin us if we are not careful. We must be mindful and gentle with such powerful creatures and elements of nature in order to fully benefit from their offerings.