They say when one door closes another door opens. So after being made redundant from her 9-to-5 corporate job, Renee Tsironis decided to open a much more beautiful door to career as a floral artist. The Melbourne-based creative uses ice as a preservation tool to freeze flowers in time. Renee then photographs each bloom to create custom and limited edition prints.
“I began my career in marketing for some fantastic Australian interior, beauty and food brands, and my passion for design led me to study interior design and styling,” says Renee. “It was during this period of design study that I began experimenting with flowers and the freezing process to create artworks.”
Renee uses various preservation techniques to achieve different results but ultimately no two blocks of ice freeze the same, creating natural diversity throughout her works. “I love seeing the detail in the individual bubbles and being surprised by the result of what wasn’t planned,” she says.
The unique pieces are perfect for dull or tired walls around the home where you’re looking to make a statement or add a touch of drama.
Since launching her brand Fleuressence, Renee has worked with designers on specific commissions and created bespoke artworks for newlyweds using their wedding flowers. Renee also travels extensively in the pursuit of rare and beautiful flowers for her works.
As a partner of Décor & Design 2018, Renee debuted her current work before 12,000 visitors earlier this year. “I am truly grateful for the opportunity to showcase my work which explores how flowers act as a symbol of emotional connection to a time and place.”
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