Deep Roots

Viceroy Los Cabos & Viceroy Santa Monica

To celebrate the opening of Viceroy Los Cabos, we commissioned a set of thought-provoking murals that were specifically designed with the hotel and the surrounding region in mind. Artist Spencer Mar Guilburt visited San José del Cabo to immerse himself in the destination and seek inspiration. The visionary results are two massive masterpieces at both Viceroy Los Cabos and Viceroy Santa Monica.

About the Art

Like plants, people’s outward appearances often look very different. But our inner similarities are the unseen roots that connect ecosystems, both natural and social. In my installation work for Viceroy Los Cabos and Viceroy Santa Monica, the palm leaves, which are indigenous to both cities, represent people transcending labels for a peaceful coexistence. The murals feature plant life growing from the architectural sprawl around them. They represent, more literally, the inhabitants of both great cities. Like the leaves of plants, we grow under the same sun, we breathe the same air, and we grow on the same soil. The back lines can be seen as our roots, intertwined and deep seeded. Painted freehand, the blue rectangles inspire images of the ocean and water, our great life bringers. The white and yellow circles depict the moon and sun shining over us regardless of shape, color, or creed. Nature has little concern for our superficially-derived labels.

About the Artist

Spencer Mar Guilburt got the public’s attention in 2010 with his prismacolor street art. His gallery, known for his expressive, inspiring abstract work, now has a celebrity following. MAR portrays feeling and unlocks greater meaning through his thoughtful use of colors, shapes, and textures. He has created installations for global brands including BMW, Adidas, AT&T, Disney, and Neiman Marcus.

Artist Website

The group of leaves could be seen as a gathering of people, similar in so many ways, yet each with unique characteristics. Without divisive labels and boundaries, they reside together harmoniously. This is my metaphor for life and human interactions.

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