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       LEO IS A NEW YORK BASED METALSMITH AND DESIGNER. HER WORK TAKES PLACE AT THE INTERSECTION BETWEEN PERSONAL HISTORY, INDIGENOUS RITUAL PRACTICE, AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNIQUES. LEO HAS FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THE WAY RITUAL INFORMS ADORNMENT. EACH PROTECTIVE TALISMAN SHOWCASES THE BEAUTY, INDIVIDUALITY, AND IMPERFECTION OF NATURAL ELEMENTS. ALL PIECES ARE HANDCRAFTED BY HER IN HER BROOKLYN STUDIO. 

        LEO GRADUATED WITH A BFA FROM PRATT INSTITUTE IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. SHE IS A RECIPIENT OF THE PRATT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE, THE TIFFANY & CO. FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, AS WELL AS THE KARA ROSS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING THESIS WORK.

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