Friends of Deckers Creek, a nonprofit organization based in Morgantown, is dedicated to restoring its namesake waterway to healthy conditions. In addition to remediation and education programs, Friends of Deckers Creek also uses art to spread its message. In 2002, Debora Palmer worked with children during BOPARC's summer Arts in the Park program to design the mural, along with the assistance of Amanda Pitzer. While other works, like the mural under the Don Knotts Boulevard bridge and the All Hands on Deckers mural, show how the organization is coming together to save the stream, the Metamorphosis mural is an abstract take on the changes that have occurred and the work that still needs to be done. The orange color resembles the abandoned mine drainage, the harmful impact reflected within the wooden mosaic sculptures. The blue section depicts the freedom and beauty allowed when water is cleaned up, animals can fly free. The figures of children are shown morphing into butterflies.
The mural is located along the Decker's Creek Rail Trail and adjacent to the Deckers Creek Outdoor Learning Park.