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Every week, we share dispatches from Texas Country Reporter, the long-running TV show that invites you to hop in and travel along to explore the back roads of Texas. After fifty years, the locals in Portland, Texas, think nothing of a woman standing outside an art gallery and frame shop washing a dead fish with a garden hose.“I guess you would say its yoga for the brain,” says Dinah Bowman, an artist who starts with the carcass of a fish, scales and all, then applies acrylic paint from the tail fin to the lips. Before the paint dries, Bowman carefully presses a sheet of thin paper directly onto the fish, creating a stunning, almost photographic image.The Portland native is one of the most recognized and…

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