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Nata Romeo ArtistaDonna

Philadelphia USA

Treaty Oak tree art

Art: Treaty Oak tree art by Artist Nata Romeo ArtistaDonna
Treaty Oak as it looks today after the poisoning. According to legend, this live oak stood as a witness to a treaty between Indians and the Anglo settlers. The man representing the settlers was reputed to be none other than the "Father of Texas" Stephen F. Austin himself. The tree had been one of many that were collectively known as "The Council Oaks". A imaginary line then ran through the cluster was supposed to be a boundary-line between Indians and settlers. A stately marker was installed and the tree just grew there on Baylor Street until sometime in the 1980s when a drum of powerful herbicide was poured at its base. The person responsible was apprehended and jailed. The tree's future looked bleak at best. The experts performed nothing short of a miracle in restoring the tree to health. The tree lost the shape that once made it a perfect specimen - but it's still here. Medium used was acrylic on 140 lb paper. Registered & Protected


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