“Nothing represents transformation better than a butterfly.”

– Rubem Robierb

In 2015 Rubem Robierb was commissioned to create an expansive work of public art to grace the walls of the Shade Post in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

Robierb chose his well-known, transformational figures of the butterfly and the bullet to create large-scale murals on the building located in an area undergoing a rapid metamorphosis from challenged neighborhood to a hub of arts and culture as well as a valuable addition to the downtown transit zone.

The opposite figures of the bullet and the butterfly are not only a dramatic metaphor for transformation, but they also represent aspects of the male and female psyche and the swiftness with which our world transforms itself today.