An interesting story.
The City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance teamed up with local artists to transform the traffic control boxes on street corners into works of art. called Mini Murals. Here in Clear Lake we had one painted by Gabriel Prusmack in a chemical motif, I assume in reference to the chemical industry in the area. This box was located on the corner of Clear Lake City Blvd and El Camino until someone decided to take it upon themselves to paint over it.
The local City Councilman’s office reported it to the police as vandalism. To make a long story short, a local HOA contracted with a painter to repaint the box. According to their management company:
“The box is located on property owned and maintained by the XXXX Association. The manager of the community received many complaints of graffiti on the box. In an effort to resolve issues of graffiti as quickly as possible, the manager dispatched our maintenance crew to paint over the graffiti.”
It’s a shame since the art is pretty interesting and the artist spent a considerable amount of time and effort to paint this ,all with the City of Houston’s blessing. Here are some more examples of this mini-mural project: