For a Texas mural artist, a window in an unexpected spot opened up new options

Los Angeles teamOct. 30, 2022AMARILLO, Texas — Tommy Lee was staring at an 18-by-12-foot expanse of wall in downtown Amarillo, pondering the unexpe...

November 4, 2022
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Los Angeles teamOct. 30, 2022AMARILLO, Texas — Tommy Lee was staring at an 18-by-12-foot expanse of wall in downtown Amarillo, pondering the unexpected window smack in the middle of it. The artist was set to start painting a mural the following week but this wasn't the space they'd have picked if given the choice. That window wasn't part of the plan.Even though Lee recently had their first big art show, the planning for this particular work of art had been a little nerve-wracking. The city's HOODOO Mural Festival, a public art and music festival, was set for the first of October, and it was going to be Lee's mural debut.