Europa Cup 2011 Havirov, Day 2, Natalia Zhizhko, Russia
From Coal to Blooms
For me, the connection of coal and flowers only brings the association with mourning. I think it can be a beautiful mourning work using this material combined with bright flowers rather than dull and sombre ones. But for interiors I would not use coal as a material.
Whose work do you admire (in floral design, but also in fields of art, design, movies, music, etc.)?
Without a doubt, Gregor Lersch is the master whose style is very close and clear to me and his works always fill me with delight. Also I enjoy the floral school of Norway with their reticence and purity. Actually, I like the works of all masters who prioritise the beauty created by nature and enhance it. With regard to other spheres of art, I try to follow experiments in fashion, design, architecture and photography.
Natalia creating the Hat for Elizabeth Doolittle
I would like to hold several demos in different countries and to publish a book of my works.
Hat for Elizabeth Doolittle
Natalia Zhizhko (Russia) winner of the Europa Cup 2011!