Ashley Moreno: Italia as Text 2022

Photo by John W. Bailly / CC BY 4.0

Ashley Moreno is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences in the FIU Honors College. She holds a great interest in ecology and the arts, and she has a desire to improve how we communicate these subjects to the general public. Ashley is currently a studio assistant at the Deering Estate with Professor John Bailly, as well as working as a research assistant that surveys Florida tree snail and New Guinea flatworm population densities, and also leading her own honors research thesis about dual-enrollment student experiences.

She believes in the importance of understanding and preserving the nature and history around us, and enjoys expressing this through her art and writing. The reflections below explore her perspective of Italy through her photography and poetry inspired by each location. Enjoy!

Roma as text

“Curious contradictions”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU in Rome

Rome in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Pompeii as text

“Scorched flower”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Pompeii

Pompeii in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Assisi as Text

“Stories of a saint”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Assisi

Assisi in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno and John W. Bailly/ CC BY 4.0

Florence as Text

“Unpolished marble”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Florence

Florence in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Siena as Text

“Siena’s humanity”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU Siena

Siena in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Cinque Terre as Text

“Nature’s music”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Cinque Terre

Cinque Terre in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Venice as Text

“Venice is Venus”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Venice

Venice in 2022. Photos by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Author: Ashley Moreno

Ashley Moreno is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences in the FIU Honors College. She holds a great interest in ecology and art, as well as a desire to improve how we communicate these subjects to the general public. For any inquiries, contact her at amore242@fiu.edu

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