Lebo completes the largest art mural approved by the city of Miami Beach at the historic Roosevelt Theatre. The ‘Welcome To Miami Beach’ mural will serve as a welcoming landmark to locals, tourists, and art enthusiasts from around the globe.
Lebo chose to paint a monk parakeet on the opposite side of a night jasmine blossom, a fragrant tropical flower native to South Florida. The monk parakeet is itself a visitor to South Florida and has been a resident since 1969.
“A big reason I chose to highlight the Monk Parakeet for this project is its unique nature as a tropical species. Not only can their interesting squawking be heard throughout the area, but you can also see their family nests located in palm trees all around Miami Beach. Below the parakeet and night jasmine blossom is a stylized wave pattern inspired by the Art Deco movement, another trademark of Miami Beach. The lifeguard stand also captures another Miami Beach highlight with its delightful one of a kind feel, as it stands dotting the Atlantic”. – Lebo