Photo of Detroit artist's Taylor Swift mural explodes online - with her help

A local tattoo artist got a chance for a one of a kind project on a huge stage for Taylor Swift.

She is one of the best selling artists of all time and gave 51,000 "Swifties" the best time at Ford Field during her concert last month. 

Now Taylor Swift has a new fan who is getting recognition - street artist FEL3000FT, who was recently asked to make a mural banner for her as a thank you for her visit to Detroit.

"If you would have told me two weeks prior, that I would know that one of her cat's names  was Olivia and the other is Meredith," said I would have said ha ha, you are funny."

In just two days he learned everything he could about the pop star and just painted.

"One of the biggest specifications was to make sure I include her cats," he said. "Which I had no clue that she travels all over the place with, her cats. So one of the cats was in her arms and the other was doing some menacing graffiti on the wall that says (her album title and tour) 1989."

The massive mural greeted Swift when she walked off stage. Her super model friend Martha Hunt posted a picture of Swift with the mural on Instragram and almost instantly it got more than 41,000 likes.

"If not for Media Swing, Ford Field, Green Space and all the people who are movers and shakers in the city of Detroit trying to make things happen," FEL3000FT said. "No one anywhere in the world, would know about my work."

The banner is a fitting tribute to Taylor Swift's 1989 Tour and a sign of what's to come for the man who made it. FEL3000ft may be one of Detroit's oldest graffiti artists but this is just the beginning for him.

"I feel like I'm blessed, I live in the best city in the world," he said.

FEL3000FT has had an impressive career. His work can be found on the side of the new Hopcat restaurant in Detroit, on portions of the Dequindre cut and at St. Andrews Hall. 

He is making his mark in a big way. You can see more of his work online at http://fel3000ft.com/

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