Photographed by Lani Trock.
Lili Cuzor, Tigers to Lilies How did you get into floral work?
"Oh gosh, I've been working with flowers now for quite some time. We are old friends, the flowers (plants) and I! It's funny, because I wasn't sure that I could make a living doing floral artistry, but I have had so much support from friends and my community to create my own definition of what flowers can bring, and so far it has worked out really beautifully." Who are some of your noted clients?
"The Standard Hotel, Cookbook Market, Cortez, Book Stand, Wilder Quarterly
, Funkhaus, Shelter Half, and Vogue
, to name a few. And then I have my one-on-one clients."What have been some of your favorite projects to date?
"The Standard Hotel in Hollywood asked me to be their artist-in-residence for one month last April. I was so honored and stoked to receive this offer! I created "Plants Our Silent Guardians," which was an art installation completely devoted to plants and their significance to us. It was not only successful in the sense that the plants got some well-deserved limelight, but because it was so much fun. I got to bring in some friends to collaborate with and we really took it to another level, including curating a temporary book store for Book Stand that was completely plant themed. Wilder Quarterly
got involved, too, and provided us with their literary journals to distribute to all the rooms. We had flora/mineral-based workshops, opening/ending ceremonies, and even screened an art film that we created to honor one of the major elemental players in the natural world: wind. It felt like we pretty much took over the hotel for that month and it truly was an enjoyable, memorable experience!"