Art Gallery 10      
Rush Artistic Productions
                                        A Native Texan's Unique Talent
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in Original Fine Art.  Now, with Individual
Commissions discontinued, my focus will be on
unique oil compositions destined for Art Expos,
Museums and perhaps Public Auctions.
"
William Rush
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                                    ANNOUNCEMENT:

SAD NOTE:  The Natural Environment of woody plants surrounding The Fiddle Tree
HAVE BEEN METHODICALY POISONED.  
[See Photos and Details below.]  To those
who have requested Fiddle Tree pics without the Watermark for your
Desktop
Background
 - treasure the ones I've already sent for there will be no more.  Two people
RENTING the small 6 acres, named Laura Strunk & John A. Willbern Jr,
destroyed the
plantlife
recorded for all time in the digital photos below.

ART FANS:
Sometimes something happens in an Artist's Life..... and.... it simply called
"Life".  At this stage I am unexpectedly and deeply involved in a professionally demanding
and hazardous service; some time is set aside to practice the Violin and Guitar but otherwise
there is no free time right now.  In answer to your thoughtful inquiries, I am well and very
active.  When the stars are aligned properly again, productions of art will resume.

All CDs heretofore listed are being withdrawn until further notice.  When no universally
satisfactory explanation is available - none will be offered.  Just know that in time the
many productions will be shared with the public.  Thank you, RUSH.
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
NOT a Mesquite!
Nan Hampton of The Lady Bird Johnson
Wildflower Center was shocked to view
the
poisoned
Texas Ash to the left (also known as
Texas Hercules Club).  The rugged ornamental
shrub has thrived on the dry gravel/earthen
dam bank and is a native of Texas.  Its
orange-red berries were chewed by Indians to
dull toothaches; it was known to them as
"Tickle Tongue".  Today the berries are used
for seasoning in some foods and the plant is
attractive year-round.  Furthermore, it is a
Host Plant for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly,
providing shelter and feed for many species of
birds, and prevents corrosion of the earthen
dam.  She asked
'why' it was Poisoned.  Of
course, I had NO REASONABLE ANSWER.  
She concluded sadly:  
"It seems a real shame
given our current heat and drought conditions to
kill any plant that has survived."
Others from the State's Wildflower Center
noted that also all Persimmons, small Oaks,
Hackberrys, Century Plants, and shrubs
supporting wild Mustang Grape Vines were

POISONED
.
NOTE:  Enlarge pics to see the Herbacide
soaked base stems
.
On Aug. 4th, 2009, the named two people LEASING the acreage (which includes The Fiddle Tree) strapped-on
Chemical Backpack Sprayers and methodically
POISONED all woody plants & shrubs surrounding this unique
shady grove.  Ostensibly
"...to kill Mesquite Trees."  But, they poisoned ALL the woody plants.  The two applied
blue-green SURFACTANT laden Herbacides in the Stem Spray Saturation Method which generally guarantees
ROOT KILL
.   Probably a Poison with a harmless sounding name like "Remedy" or "Vista" or "Reclaim".
The Texas Ash:  See orange berries at top and
blue-green POISON on the oranmental's base.
"If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being
regarded as a loafer.  But if he spends his days shearing off those woods and making the
earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.
"   
~Henry David Thoreau

"The groves were God's first temples."   ~William Cullen Bryant

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been
caught will we realize we cannot eat money
."  ~ Cree Indian Proverb
Little Rascal died in July of 2010.  He was a good little Soul, always
happy to see me; loyal, loving and ever by my side at The Fiddle Tree.
(with his 1974 Martin
D-18 guitar
and "Lil'
Rasca
l" his Mother's
Rat Terrier
.)
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