“You Stole My Name” collection is the newest outdoor piece from Sisters artist Dennis McGregor
Do you see the connections?
The Old Mill District’s newest piece of public art is part riddle and part local wildlife lesson all wrapped into three gorgeous outdoor murals from acclaimed Sisters artist Dennis McGregor.
“You Stole My Name” is a collection of stunning illustrations of animals with unlikely shared names located in the walkway between Café Yumm! and Mio Sushi. Inspired by images from McGregor’s children’s book with the same title, “You Stole My Name” is composed of three murals on 15-foot-wide-by-5-foot-high panels.
Visually beautiful and inspiring, the collection stands out on its artistic merits alone, but truly soars once the link to the two animals on each piece is made.
Best known for his Central Oregon event posters, including work for the Sisters Rodeo and Sisters Folk Festival, McGregor is also an accomplished musician. He toured with the psychedelic rock band Natty Bumppo in the 1970s and now headlines his own band here in Central Oregon, Dennis McGregor and the Spoilers.
In addition to McGregor’s event posters and murals in the Old Mill District, his art can also be found at various U.S. Forest Service interpretive centers and above the Sisters Liquor Store. McGregor, who has a studio on several acres of land outside of Sisters, is currently working on a sequel to the book version of “You Stole My Name.”