Interesting topic!! Thought I was the only person on the planet who banned
"mushroom" imagery in art. I agree with the statement that mushrooms
conjure up ideas that I don't particularly want to promote in the art room.
Someone always pipes up that "it's only a vegetable", so I suggest broccoli
as a much more interesting form to explore!!! Usually by playing it down,
less of this occurs. As soon as I say something is forbidden, it usually has
a way of creeping in to some works very "innocently". I think there are far
too many other interesting visual ideas to explore in art.