We are honored to collaborate with renowned American interdisciplinary artist, Peter D. Gerakaris, who created original artwork custom-made for the gift boxes of our product sets. We wanted to acknowledge the sources of our prized ingredients, accordingly Peter made the "Frankincense Tree" for our Flagship Five and "Damask Rose" for our Beauty Trio. Frankincense is a sacred tree resin revered since ancient times and the Damask Rose has been one of the most valued ingredients in skincare since it was first prepared in Ancient Persia. Each also represents the rich historical tradition that informs the Reålea palette. The famous alchemical axiom "as above so below" is alluded to through the aerial and subterranean layers of each artwork. Look for the hidden Easter Eggs!
Peter D. Gerakaris' works are showcased in various permanent institutional collections including the National Museum of Wildlife Art (Jackson, WY), NYC Department of Education, U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies Program in Gabon (Africa), Capital One, Citibank, & the Berkshire Botanical Garden (Stockbridge, MA), in addition to a spectrum of private collections around the globe such as Beth Rudin DeWoody, Joanna Fisher, and the William Lim Living Collection (Hong Kong, China). Gerakaris has also created many large-scale public commissions awarded by Cornell Tech, The Surrey Hotel, Bergdorf Goodman, and the Berkshire Botanical Garden, in addition to a permanent public art commission through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs Percent for Art Program spanning 116ft at PS101K (Brooklyn, NY). Having received distinctions such as the Andy Warhol Nature Conservancy Residency Grant and the EcoArt Project Award, his artwork has been exhibited internationally at the Museum of Arts and Design, the Bronx Museum, the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Bruce Museum, Wave Hill, Daniel Weinberg Gallery, Google NYC, FX Collaborative, Chinese Contemporary (Beijing), various art fairs such as Scope and the Doors (Seoul), the National Academy of Fine Arts, and the Mykonos Biennale, while also being featured in publications like Architectural Digest, the Financial Times, and W Magazine. Peter's website.