To celebrate the launch of their new logo, The Seattle Storm commissioned artists Mari Shibuya and Zahyr Lauren to create a showstopping piece in Seattle, Washington. The 4-time WNBA champions highlighted star players, Jewell Loyd, Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart with a photorealistic design and geometric elements. The Storm had a winning season, both on and off the field. They created Force4Change, a comprehensive social justice program championing the Black Lives Matter and Say Her Name movements which shows through in the theme of this mural.
Mari Shibuya is an artist, facilitator and visual thinker coming out of Seattle, WA. Their work explores the interaction between the seen and unseen world using monochromatic realism punctuated by geometric designs and waves. Inquiry into the individual and collective energy body and how we create a more liberated, creative and connected world are central themes that inspire Mari’s work, both as a facilitator and an artist.
Zahyr Lauren, also known as The Artist L.Haz, creates in order to share light and love with community. Each piece is a time period of meditative peace for Zahyr. Z is a West Coast based artist, humanstorian, former Human Rights Investigator, and former Attorney who began drawing in 2015. The practice provides a meditative reprieve from the world and the artist hopes the work engulfs other people in the same kind of peace that was felt during each works creation.