Flower Magazine

MAY-JUN 2019

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32 | M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 9 CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE LEFT: Two of Robinson's first pieces still hold prime position in her studio. • She doesn't want her art to be the center of attention. "I want you to live with it, to hang out with it," she says. • Tulip magnolias in various sizes pressed into plaster at the studio • The artist signs the back of a finished piece. delicate, whimsical ones that have little stems that you can flex around. I love cosmos and anemones. And although the Queen Anne's lace gives me such a hard time, it's one of the prettiest flowers to press. You've written that you want your pieces to give people permission to slow down. Talk about what you mean. I don't want my pieces to be statement pieces. The goal is for the art to be in the background, for you to live with it, hang out with it. And when you catch a glimpse of it in your daily life, it allows you permission to slow down, to notice the details. What's on the horizon for you? Well, it's funny you should ask that. My husband and I have been trying to get this farm in Quaker country outside of Philly, and right before you and I got on the phone, he called to say we got it! So you're the first person to know that in May we're moving from our little one-bedroom apartment in Philly to a farm. That's so exciting! What does this mean for your art? It means I'll be able to work the way I've always wanted to work. I've become an expert at keeping stem flowers alive, but having my own garden—which I've never had before—will completely change my work. FRESH STYLE I art For more information, see Sources, page 86

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