I walked by—and admired—this colorful gallery wall several times before something unexpected caught my eye. No, not the hat-wearing grackles.
But rather the agaves and cactus in this compressed Austin skyline...
How cool is this mixed-media work by Austin artist Judy Paul? The longer I stared at the work, the more interesting it got.
I asked Pam about it (wanting the artist's name and to be sure she was okay with my taking photos inside her home) and she shared a link—here—to an interesting piece depicting the water tower at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Later I did search using the filter "agaves" and came up with a handful of pieces I wouldn't mind owning.
Thinking back on the many garden visits I've shared here, I wish I'd had the opportunity to see inside more of the homes too—and take photos. I know the ones I have visited help to flesh out the person behind the garden. Ann's house full of houseplants (duh), Sean's with it's amazing horticultural library, and now Pam's and it's colorful—and sometimes plant-themed—artwork. It's never seemed "okay" to publish photos from inside the house, so thanks Pam for giving me the thumbs up!
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