Eliza Rogers, florist
Snips, a word used by florists all around the world when referring to a device they use when sneaking around the neighborhood, making small cuttings off street-front gardens. When I arrived at Eliza’s place in Brisbane, Australia, I was the observer of the freshest flowers all the way to the oldest, driest foliage one can find. Florists have this patience that not many professions have. They are designing living art, most of the time, and whilst they talk about being stressed and working quickly sometimes, I never see them going at a pace faster than an ice age sloth. Maybe it’s because they’re working with nature, which has no element of ‘fast’ in existence.
The Pixel Trade was a groovy 3 days watching Eliza prepare different things showcasing some of the work she does. We started with using the snips on the streets and ended somewhere with an organised workshop class on floral headpieces at the venue of one of my old trades, Pearl Cafe & The Servery. I also put together a short stop motion for Eliza’s freelance floral projects called Primula Floral Styling. Primula was a sneaky way for Eliza to have part of her sister somewhere in there, Primrose was her name and from what I learnt she was a beautiful girl who once wondered this planet but has since joined the flowers and earth. When you see a girl with red hair wondering past your front lawn, keep an eye on your bushes.
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