The call is upon us to not only solve for global problems, but to also solve for global possibility. While the latter is important to consider, it is the former that primarily drives my creative practice. I believe that when we reach for what we can become, we see better ways to solve for what we have not yet been.

I see a future for our world where symphonic environments holistically nurture humanity to bring the best out in our nature as we actualize our highest potential. To build this vision, I create film, sound, and art that use imagination to push design horizons. I also use design to push into new cinematic, symphonic, and artistic frontiers.

Within my architectural art and design compositions, I present worlds that make the seemingly impossible, possible. This helps us rethink, appreciate, evolve, and nurture how we cultivate our own world – including our innermost being, as well as our external reality.

Buckminster Fuller once stated, “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete”.

Through my studio practice, I am building new models of poetic beauty with vision, creativity, and compassion. Ultimately, my mission is to cultivate a world of joy. By seeing beauty not only when it is easy, but also when it is difficult, life becomes richer because the feelings of curiosity, aliveness, and love win.

— Maria Lorena Lehman