title. Hometown Menagerie (Zoo)
location. First State Bank Headquarters, Gainesville, Texas
story. The Frank Buck Zoo was founded as part of the Gainesville Community Circus in 1930 at the Cooke County Fair Park in Gainesville. The zoo moved to its current location at Leonard Park in Gainesville in 1962. The zoo is currently home to approximately 130 animals.
"I wanted the zoo mural to be super colorful, so I chose the geometric pattern background moving from green to blue to mimick grass to sky. The giraffe and yellow-naped amazon are current residents of the zoo, and I referenced a photo of the elephant that was previously at the zoo. I also included Frank Buck's hat in black and white hanging on the corner of the entrance sign from the zoo. This mural was really fun to do since I love painting animals."