Nikki Salcedo's JungleVision
Photographs by Jesus Brazon
Nikki Salcedo, dreams of covering the world in lush, leafy, tropical prints. Born and raised in Miami, Salcedo brings her flora-inspired illustrations, Junglevision, to life through the use of india inks and acrylics. The vision is a manifestation of her love of nature and a desire to capture it’s pervasive adornment. Originally inspired by Hieronymus Bosch’s triptych, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Salcedo’s work has grown from small sketches on paper to sweeping murals on building exteriors. Her dream is to cover the world in Junglevision and she’s already started, covering canvas, furniture, sourced dishware, a room at Flowerbox Projects and a wall in Wynwood.
After earning her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Salcedo realized that home was in Miami, where she craved time in the sun and the sea. When not in the studio, she heads to the Deering Estate, canoes to islands in Biscayne Bay, or heads south to tromp in the mangroves—a respite from the Miami hustle.