Nicole Salcedo is a first-generation Cuban-American artist born, raised, and based in Miami. Her practice includes the use of illustration and mark making to open up spiritual pathways that might heal our connection to ourselves and to Nature. Her imagery is the result of years of research on--and the practice of--multiple ancestral religious systems, among them Judeo-Christianity and Santeria. Her focus centers on the way these traditions use Nature based symbolism, patterns, and imagery to further solidify this connection between matter and spirit.