A mystery artist has added two more paintings to a tunnel wall in a city park, prompting city officials to increase their search efforts for the person responsible for the artwork.
On Jan. 11, the city’s parks crew discovered the painting of a prancing doe painted in the tunnel under Bear Creek Parkway near Keller Town Center. The Star-Telegram wrote a story about the discovery and city posted a photo of it on Facebook, adding that if the artist would like to paint a mural in the tunnel, “call us.”
The city hasn’t heard from the mystery artist, but a painting of an armadillo was found Jan. 17 and a bird on Jan. 20. The city has posted photos of them on Facebook, and would still like to talk to the anonymous artist.
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“We’d still like to meet you to discuss options for prepping the wall better, etc., for your work,” the city wrote on Facebook, adding that the parks department and Public Arts Board are excited about the surprise paintings.
If the artist chooses to speak to the city, he or she can remain anonymous to the public, said Keller spokeswoman Rachel Reynolds.
Most of the graffiti that ends up on city property — often spray-painted scribblings — have negative or immature tones, landscape crew leader Mike Sexton told the Star-Telegram.
“I’ve worked for the parks crew for 16 years and never seen anything like it,” Sexton said. “It’s the coolest graffiti I’ve ever come across.”