Kalamazoo native Aerick Burton has always had a passion for pushing boundaries and exploring new media when creating art. He applies his expertise in photography, graphic design, sculpture, and origami to the process of developing innovative new forms. His original use of origami methods and designs across media allows him to create powerful, one-of-a-kind artworks that transcend genre and show clear dedication to his craft. Burton finds inspiration everywhere and looks constantly for ways to further develop his unique artistic voice while producing art that both inspires him and impacts others. Burton will discuss one of his newest art styles — taxigami — which draws inspiration from origami and taxidermy. This talk will explore what taxigami is, how and why it was created, and the future of this new art form.