Photo copyright 2013 by Susan Reinberg
As I prepare to leave Miami in two weeks, I reflect on how much has changed since I arrived last fall. The face of Wynwood, well-known for its lively arts scene and its signature murals, has changed literally in front of my eyes. I have taken hundreds of photographs as a document of the street art here. Many of the walls that I photographed have been altered or painted over in just these few months. Buildings have come down, pulverized, their murals along with them. This “Blue Angel,” on North Miami Avenue, started showing signs of impending demise right after I began photographing it; someone was pulling away at the surface. A For-Lease sign on the building now depicts a planned renovation. The new and improved facade on the architect’s illustration is bare.