Ellen Lanyon Miami Metamorphosis

ARTIST ELLEN LANYON

Title:  Miami Metamorphosis, 1992
Medium:  Acrylic on canvas
Location:  Miami Beach Police Station, 1200 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.

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