The imagery of the mural showcases the Chinese tiger, an endangered species, portrayed as being overtaken by invasive plants. This is what manifests when a species that is non-endemic is introduced into a foreign environment. The geometric forms signify the encroachment of man made structures therefore causing habitat loss and ultimately the extinction of these species.
Juan Travieso, based out of Miami, creates visually complex worlds using a realist painting technique with surreal juxtapositions. Travieso’s work works deals primarily with the environment. Travieso is a graduate of The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston. He has had numerous exhibitions nationally, as well as internationally. His work is included in collections throughout the United States and other parts of the world.