What’s your background and training?
My vocation for floristry dates back to my childhood, when I used to help my grandmother to tend her garden. At 16, I entered the Escuela de Diseño Floral for three years, then I attended several courses with Spanish and international teachers – which I still do nowadays, from time to time.
Is teaching an important part of your job?
It’s my passion. I love transmitting my knowledge, explaining about my creative process and giving the students the necessary tools to solve the problems they may encounter when creating a piece. Teaching also gives me motivation to develop my floral design.
What’s the source of inspiration for your art?
I have many, the most important is architecture, followed by nature, art history, interior design, cinema and fashion. Knowledge across different fields is crucial. On the other hand, floristry is also emotional. That’s why, even if I have favourite flowers and materials, I choose them day by day.
How would you define your style?
Being influenced by all the cultures I’ve been fortunate enough to know, I work with contrasts: I bring together architectural forms with a lot of visual strength and very elegant, light, romantic and ethereal elements. The fusion of these worlds results in unique floral pieces.