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This mural documents an event that occurs on the street where my family lives in Coconut Grove. At the far end of the block, a giant Ceiba tree grows green pods with cotton and black seeds in it. When the fruit is ripe, green parrots come and eat the seeds, leaving a white cotton snow on our street.They used to use this cotton to stuff mattresses and pillows in Cuba. The parrots are spooked by a swallowtail kite, and fly through a Flamboyant tree which is in our yard - at the opposite end of the street.
My Grandmother, Madeleine Portuondo, painted the Peacock to commemorate the peacocks who roam our neighborhood. I owe a great thanks to all my family and friends who helped to put some glass on the wall when they came over to visit.

Freeman st Mural
Parrot Detail
Freeman st Mural
Parrot Detail
2009