While working on the ZUMIX Mural I was approached by a community group that has been working on beautifying the corner that is the gateway to Jeffries Point from Maverick Square. They installed a flower garden but the island was dominated by a big grey electrical box- so they commissioned me to paint flowers on it in keeping with their garden, but otherwise carte blanche in terms of style.
The group is made up of longterm residents with roots in Brazil, and the neighborhood is heavily Hispanic, so I wanted to provide a cheerful, bright experience that recalled a tropical garden and the colorful freedom of Brazilian art. Loose, freeform flowers are punctuated by more detailed birds: on one side is a cardinal, frequent visitor to neighborhood bird feeders, and on the other is a macaw, a colorful bird of Brazil.
The box in situ: