Artist: Ellen Lanyon
Title: Miami Metamorphosis, 1992
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Location: Miami Beach Police Station, 1100 Washington Avenue, First Floor Lobby
Ellen Lanyon paintings and murals have been commissioned for public buildings by the U.S. Department of the Interior; Bicentennial Project; The State of Illinois Building, Chicago; The Workingman’s Cooperative Bank of Boston; The State Capital, Springfield Illinois.
The mural for the Police Station, Miami Metamorphosis, draws on the nostalgic images of vintage postcards to narrate the transformation of Miami’s natural forms – the tropical birds, shells, palm fronds, sails – into the stylized motifs of Art Deco architecture.