Miami native Ernesto Maranje uses animal imagery to visualize and create his characters and narratives. He references myths, history, and his own experiences. He notes that “many of my creatures resemble fish and birds, their actions may often be parallel to our own human behavior. I also use bird imagery because I am hopeful that our evolution will take us from land to the skies. Unfortunately, in this life we are confined to crawling on earth in two dimensions. However, in my imaginary universe I have freed us from these constraints using color and form to give us another identity.” This is Maranje’s largest mural to date and was created with exterior latex and spray paint.