Leaning against and covering most of one side of Isett’s house is a mural painted by Deep Ellum artist Preston Pannek for a recent Texas-OU weekend. Pannek, whose murals dot downtown, called Isett out of the blue and offered it to him. Pannek had heard about Isett’s yard art and wanted the mural to go to a good home after it had served its purpose.
Smaller, but no less kitschy, items dot the property: a pair of 30-inch dice, a “slice” of a 1950s car, a 7-foot illuminated wine bottle and a statue of Jack Daniel.
The downside to all this? Storms, for one. Our neighborhood’s Stormageddon in June snapped Isett’s flagpole, the one that once flew the Jolly Roger. Of late, it proudly displayed a thin blue line flag in support of police. Miraculously, no other pieces were damaged.