Mari and Leo are exceptional.
We reached out to them when our studio opened to contemplate creating a mural together. From the very beginning, they were open-minded and engaged listeners. Mari kept me involved in all of their decisions, and they even designed a sketch that we talked through live to ensure we were on the same page. Though I didn't know how to express what I wanted in artist-lingo, I felt heard and understood the entire way.
I asked Mari and Leo for a mural that would mimic the experience of "looking into nature." I also loved the idea of sacred geometry and a figure in meditation to center the piece around.
What they created was seriously magical and somehow captured everything I desired and more. The depth and intention of the mural is incredible. It looks and feels organic, as if it had always been a part of the space. While Mari did the sacred geometry and figure design, Leo created this asymmetrical movement and depth across the entire mural that feels somewhat like a river flowing through a forest, but with elements of calligraphy and graffiti. So good.
It definitely has the "looking into nature" feel; you can rest your eyes on it and engage with it for hours.
I highly recommend these two. In fact, we hope they will be our mural artists moving forward with any other studios we open.