Greenville High School's 2016 valedictorian Emma Anderson is making her mark with a colorful mural of a lion stamp at the Commerce post office.
Coincidentally (or not!), the Forever stamp echoes the Forever a Lion partnership that Greenville ISD and Texas A&M-Commerce have had in place for several years.
Anderson recently completed a mural that is displayed on the wall outside of the Commerce, Texas Post Office. Here are some excerpts from a recent story written by Jerrod Knight at KETR:
Made of wood, the work depicts a USA Forever stamp emblazoned with the image of a lion, which is the mascot of Texas A&M University-Commerce. The color palette is limited to those hues in official use by the USPS. According to artist and senior A&M-Commerce honors student Emma Anderson, the piece is hand-cut to scale.
Anderson says the artwork is the culmination of her honors thesis project, and that it was over one year in the making.
"I initially set out to add more art to the Commerce community, because college towns are usually very colorful. I felt that since [the nearby town of] Greenville had been adding murals that attract students to their downtown area, it was time for new paint in Commerce also."