"I’d love for the community aspect of this project to grow, this is what attracts me the most : exchanging, sharing, building with others. Thus, I hope I’ll touch people with my art, now that I’m launching my business, with the help of Arty Network ! "
Could you introduce yourself in a few words? Where are you from ?
My name is Rym, I’m 28 and I was born in Algiers. I lived in Lyon for 10 years and I’ve been living in Paris for 4 years (in the 16th arrondissement that is, like we know it so well, a very vivacious and young neighborhood in Paris). I’ve done scientific studies in but I’ve decided to stop it all and become a florist three years ago. Flowers are a source of insipiration when I paint, draw or take pictures.
What is your main activity as an artist ? How would you define it regarding your own person ?
I’m a florist. I work in the Debaulieu house of creation for almost a year now. This job is very demanding personally, psychologically but physically as well.
It’s a passionate job... It’s a bit cliché to say so, but it is very true !
How, when, and why have you started your art ?
I felt the end of my masters and the beginning of my career in the pharmaceutical industry getting closer and I realised that I didn’t want to do that. I was in a moment of my life where I really managed to make a difference between my ambitions and the ones my parents had for me… I’ve decided to finish my studies then to begin another training. A training that would be more « artistic » and « crafty » which is what fits me more. At that time I started following a lot of florists on Instagram and was getting interested in the flower. After discussing it with some florists, I’ve decided to give it a go and I applied to the Florists school of Paris for a three year training, three years ago.
What is your creative process ? Can you tell us about it in a few words ?
I start by imagining a shape. I then choose the flowers that will help me creating this shape. My second criteria selection is the colour. It is my favorite part, because it determines the « mood » of my creations.
What is your favorite flower, the one you prefer using ?
I don’t have a favourite flower ! It’s very difficult to be attached to one as a florist as we discover new flowers everyday!
Do you have any collaboration ideas with other type of artists/creators that could give another dimension to your art?
Oh yes. I try to touch all kinds of things through flowers, beyond the floral composition. It could be photography, illustrations, paintings, ceramic, landscaping, jewelry etc…
The list of artists/designers I’d love to associate with is very long !
Why did you choose to be an Arty Network Ambassador ?
For several reasons. I love supporting that kind of creations and I was given the occasion to do it more actively. I love all the more to help carrying projects that could help other desingers in their development. It speaks to me and touches me personnally in what I do.
What is the perspective of this project ? What would you seek for your own creation/work ?
I’d love for the community aspect of this project to grow, this is what attracts me the most : exchanging, sharing, building with others. Thus, I hope I’ll touch people with my art, now that I’m launching my business, with the help of Arty Network !