AUSTIN, Texas – A mural popped up in East Austin on the first day of early voting in Texas on Monday, painting one candidate as a superhero for the local community.
Artist and activist Chris Rogers hopes his piece, “Beto for Texas,” will inspire hope in Texans ahead of the close race between Rep. Beto O’Rourke, D-El Paso, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas.
In the mural O’Rouke can be seen in front of a Texas flag revealing an emblem with a “B” underneath his ordinary clothes as an homage to the comic book character Superman.
Rogers said his goal was to show that “out of the darkness comes the light.” The mural took the artist 40 hours to complete.
Early voting ends on November 2 and Election Day is November 6.
The mural is located between Cesar Chavez and East 2nd Street in an alleyway behind Waller Street.