Mini-Mural Destroyed in 5 Days



I watched the artist paint this mini-mural on a corrugated roll-up door, over a 4 day period.

He was older, not one of the younger artists that I am familiar with.

The butterflies were my faves.

However, I adored all of it.

Flowers, hummingbirds and all round beauty were 1 block away for me to enjoy everyday.

I took pics of it 2 days after it was finished.

4 days after that, I took my niece to see it. It had been destroyed.

Pics taken by Resa – September 30 & October 6, 2018

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

Puerto Rican Beauty

Maria from Tropical Flowering Zone took these amazing pics of an incredible piece of street art.

photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur


This mural was painted on an exit to a highway. It depicts two black women surrounded by Caribbean Monarch Butterflies. Puerto Rico is very proud of its African influence and heritage on the island. Several famous black artists have had a major influence in the arts, and this mural pays a homage to black women.

photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
photo © Maria I Firpi Mazur
“The mural is slowly deteriorating, nevertheless it still has great detail. Caribbean Monarch Butterflies are unique because they don’t migrate and are native to the Caribbean region. They are slightly smaller than the Canadian ones but have the same colors and morphology.”

 Pics taken by Maria I Firpi Mazur – June, 2015

Puerto Rico