A few posts back I was showing you the art around Ft. Worth’s newest and trendiest shopping area
but I neglected to show you the piece of art that I liked best.
This large painting is hanging in a bank building which is part of the shopping complex. It is titled Palo Verde, which is the spindly tree in the painting. Palo Verde trees are generally found in desert settings since they are very drought resistant. Of course some of you recognize the prickly pear cactus in the background which you will also find in the same setting.
The curator giving the tour explained it was painted on Japanese rice paper and painted on both sides of the canvas…which I don’t quite understand. The artist is Malou Flato.. Which is an usual name to me so I thought she must be Japanese. Not so! She is a Texan and I was surprised by where else her work hangs..
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I love learning new things, especially about art since it is a subject that I generally know nothing about.