Mysterious artist colors debris

Pieces of debris along Anna Kendall Creek next to Downtown Westfield Association, 211 S. Union St., have been painted a piece or two at a time during the past month by a mysterious artist. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Pieces of debris along Anna Kendall Creek next to Downtown Westfield Association, 211 S. Union St., have been painted a piece or two at a time during the past month by a mysterious artist. (Photo by Robert Herrington)

Members of the Downtown Westfield Association began noticing that the view out their windows at 211 S. Union St. was becoming more colorful about a month ago. Teresa Skelton said two or three small sections of concrete were painted along Anna Kendall Creek.

“I didn’t really notice it,” she said. “Then a couple more were painted the next week and then a couple more. I then thought, ‘wow, someone painted these on purpose.’”

Skelton said the items painted were not brought into the area but already located there – including rocks, pieces of concrete and even a tree stump.

“I’m not going to complain because I think it’s pretty nice,” she said. “It’s obscure. It’s not vandalism or like someone dumped a bunch of paint.”

“It’s all been there. I think it’s a great idea,” DWA Director Ken Kingshill said.

The artist has not been seen by the DWA staff and remains a mystery.

“I think it’s done in the evenings or weekends,” Kingshill said.