Our "A Living World" columnist Eleanor Scott follows up on her recent column about local graffiti with some new developments (not that we condone "defacing" public property, of course):
On President's Day, graffiti artist "Pekr" began a mural on the west wall of the Sixth Ave/I-40 underpass. "Knoxville Haunted! Unknown and Beautiful," reads the script around the face of a feminine character with spidery eyelashes and wild hair. A tic-tac-toe board with the center O filled in seems to encourage passersby to participate. Now it's your turn, make your move, it seems to say. This love letter to the city has become a topic of interest among those who pass it daily. A few times since February 20th, the same artist has returned to the mural, adding more color and details. With all the road work being done on 6th Ave, it is surprising the mural has lasted so long. City sanctioned graffiti wall? I'm afraid to ask, in case it's not.