The love and pride that I have as a Miami Heat fan led to my exploration of basketball as a form of art. Just as art requires great skill, style and variation, basketball is a form of art through which we can see a means of similar artistic expression. My work is also influenced by the relationship between the Miami Heat and the city of Miami. The Heat family reaches out to the diverse Miami community and touches their lives in the simplest of ways—through the love of Miami and basketball. The Heat family transcends beyond the court and makes its way into communities and people’s living rooms every season united by a sense of pride, loyalty, and togetherness. This relationship is best exemplified when Miamians of all generations and cultures—influenced by Latin-American roots—celebrate Heat championships in the Miami streets through the tradition of the percussion of pots, pans and wooden spoons, thereby adding another layer of artistic expression to the basketball art form.