Maybe the artist is studying Banksy with graffiti inspired stencil art popping up as political messages.  On the other hand, maybe (s)he just loves the history of the west.  With roadside paintings posted in the rural hill country along a backcountry route frequently driven between Temecula and Palm Desert, this artist has also chosen anonymity.

I love the saying “Exclusivity drives value.”  With public works along the roadside, everyone’s clamoring to learn who is behind the scenes.  Sprinkle in a little mystique into a place, suddenly you have magic, and a personality.  And a cult following of the Phantom Artist of Anza. (S)he writes:

“I am not doing this for attention or money, just to do something nice for Anza. I really want to remain anonymous. Thank you for respecting that.”

Anonymously and randomly using art to try to beautify Anza, make people happy, and inspire other community members to do the same.  Did Banksy go on vacation, maybe?

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