The Last Word: Artist Natalie Neale on Her 70-Foot TCU Mural

“The mural represents how we can pass that [mentorship] impact on to others.”

Natalie Neale
Assistant Director of Exhibitions at the Arlington Museum of Art and Mural Designer at TCU
.…on the meaning behind her 70-foot “Dream Big. Be Bold. Lead On” TCU mural in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth’s newest public art installation greets residents and visitors with a bold message—to dream big, be bold, and lead on. The 70-foot mural is Texas Christian University’s capstone on its artful coast-to-coast tour celebrating TCU’s 150th anniversary.

The mural was designed by Neale, a 2023 TCU graduate, to capture the collective Horned Frog spirit with its iconic TCU imagery. Neale says she wanted to “convey what it means to be part of something larger than yourself.” 

Just as the Frog Fountain represents knowledge flowing from class to class, Neale wants the mural to depict how TCU mentors shape students who can better the world.

Read more in our story here.

A rendering of the new TCU mural. [Image: TCU]

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