Ashley Moreno: Miami as Text 2022

Photograph taken by Mae Camacho / 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 currently has the privilege of being 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 Miami through original poetry inspired by each location. Enjoy!

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Deering as Text

“The Shoulders We Stand On”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Deering Estat

Cutler Burial Mound Boardwalk in 2022. Photo by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Vizcaya as Text

“Façade”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Vizcaya

Dancing Faun statue in Vizcaya in 2022. Photo by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

Miami as Text

“Slices and Peels”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at Downtown Miami

Dropped Bowl with Scattered Slices and Peels at Downtown Miami in 2022.
Photo by Ashley Moreno / CC BY 4.0

South Beach as Text

“Tides”

by Ashley Moreno of FIU at South Beach

Ashley Moreno’s Tip Jar:

Spare change?

$1.00

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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