Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 2019

Browse "flower" to learn techniques from established and up-and-coming designers, be inspired by the floral decor of weddings, galas, and flower and garden shows, and infuse your lifestyle with chic floral fashion and home decor.

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Fresh Style Flower: It's a pleasure to talk to you. We're big fans of your art [which sells under the name Ron Nicole]. Tell us about your background. Ronni Robinson: I've always been obsessed with flowers. Growing up in Philly, I remember noticing the flowers that grew through the cracks of the concrete. I would stop to admire them, then fall behind and usually get into trouble. Later as an adult, I kept working with flowers, trying different things. To make money, I worked in the restaurant industry, working 80-hour weeks, but thought, This can't be it. I knew I wanted to work with flowers, but I wasn't exactly sure what I wanted to do. Was there a clarifying moment? About three years ago, I was visiting the Barnes collection and saw a big metal relief hanging in a gallery. When I looked closely, in the far corner I saw this tiny little flower in relief. That inspired me to start working with flowers in clay and plaster. M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 9 | 29 With her floral- inspired "fossils," Philadelphia artist Ronni Robinson has created a cultlike following with pieces that make time and nature stand still The Forever Florist By KIRK REED FORRESTER Photography by AMY FRANZ The artist with works from a recent collection called Pretty In Pink, featuring tulip magnolias ART I ARRANGE I GARDEN

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