Though it may appear as a bowing floweret, Mero is named for the brightly colored meropidae, a family of birds with radiant plumes that illuminated the temples and gardens of the ancient world as it darted to-and-fro in search of sustenance. The bird’s favorite source of nourishment is the fabled bee, granting it the name “bee-eater”, though any sort of small insect would suffice if needed. In Hindu legends, their beaks were honored as an emblem of Vishnu’s bow. In Greek mythology, the Gods took pity on a mortal by transforming him into a bright and flashy bee-eater. Mero pays homage to this tiny creature’s mythological presence in many cultures, teetering between bird and botanical with an elusive form that beguiles the eye.