Why did you choose to create flowers?
Since childhood, growing up in the French countryside, I have always loved flowers. I wanted to become a botanist but as it was mainly laboratory work, genetically modifying flowers, it didn’t correspond to my creative spirit. Today, I create the flowers I envision in a way that suits my convictions.
How do you reuse plastic waste to create your floral arrangements?
The plastics industry has created an abundance of materials without thinking of their final disposal. They are used for their outstanding properties – lightness, durability – everything I make use of afterwards. I want to give value to these materials and transform them into flowers, the most beautiful elements of nature.
© William Amor
You do a lot of work with disabled people. Why?
Art is an apprenticeship, for everyone. In society, the disabled are undervalued due to parameters they did not choose, much like a discarded plastic bottle that I believe can be transformed into something beautiful. I am against these preconceived notions and the judgment of value, be it in people or in materials.
How did you learn your techniques?
It took years of research and experimentation, working with tools that were not intended for the materials I use. Today, I look at a bottle I picked up off the street and I’m blown away by the transformation. People often say to me: “I will never again look at a plastic bag in the same way”.