Flower Designer, Photographer
A graduate of Smith College & Columbia University, I’m a self-taught flower designer, recently trained at The Judith Blacklock Flower School in London. My flower designs have been influenced by the work of artists such as O’Keefe, Miro, and Calder. As an award-winning fine art photographer, I have an eye for line, form and presentation resulting in exquisite flower designs.
My hand-tied bouquets and flower designs are non-traditional: elegant, contemporary, and minimalist. I incorporate vases into my designs, resulting in flower sculptures. Making European-style armatures of curly willow to hold the flowers, I secure my designs with fine gauge jewelry wire; fine, cellophane tape; and pebbles.
When possible, I use native, indigenous, or local meadow-grown flowers: blue-cloud larkspur, which looks like dancing purple butterflies. Or, I cut branches of dogwood, forsythia and pear from my own garden. When not possible, I select unusual flowers: red gloriosa lilies, purple Vanda orchids, yellow oncidium orchids, and copper cymbidium orchids.
My exclusive, limited-edition, custom-made designs have generated tremendous excitement & "rave reviews." More importantly, the gift giver has been showered with thanks & love for the thoughtful, specially commissioned gift! My flower designs have been commissioned as Thanksgiving, hostess, holiday, and birthday gifts. All of my designs include a hand-made note card, and are hand-delivered by the designer.
In March 2010, I designed THE centerpiece for a Champagne/Dessert Reception, catered by Windows, honoring the 20th Anniversary of Rabbi Amy Schwartzman of Temple Rodef Shalom. The centerpiece was called “spectacular,” “lovely,” and “a masterpiece.”
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