Miami: a young, vibrant, and volatile city on the forefront of global issues such as climate change, socioeconomics, arts, gentrification, environmentalism, and multiculturalism (to name a few). Many of these issues position Miami as a microcosm of the greater, global environment. Through engagement with the local, the universal is exposed. My work generally finds form through printmaking and sculpture, frequently interconnecting the two. Firmly grounded in Miami, I often use local themes, materials, and histories to reference culture at large and aspects of the general human condition. This includes references to the relationship of the built and natural environment, obsolete technology as a metaphor for civilization itself, and an urge to illuminate the transcendental potential of the everyday world.