Florina Boldi is a Romanian artist who finds inspiration in various aspects of life, ranging from people, to nature, to film. She truly does what she loves, with all of her jobs relating to the art world. Florina decided to give back to the community by creating some work for SUSU. Check out our Q&A with Florina:
What was your journey to becoming an artist?
It was kind of there since I was little, always haunted by it.
Do you have any trademarks/recurring themes in your art?
Not at the moment. I am still exploring, but there is an inherent style that accompanies my art- it’s more realistic.
What mediums do you usually work in?
Mostly watercolor and pencils, marker, some digital renderings
Where can our customers find you or your work online?
What was your inspiration for the design that you did for SUSU?
The project for SUSU was the Let Your Style Speak For You design. I had to depict different women of different races and body types, dressed by the modern, current fashion trends and culture. It was a very interesting concept, yet challenging to find examples that would best evoke the current trends in each culture across the globe and summarize them in one model.
Other than your own, what is your favorite SUSU product?
I love all the artful graphic t-shirts.
PROUD- Personal achievement
EXCITED- A new adventure, a trip
SCARED- Loneliness, disease, pain
LUCKY- To be healthy, have a family, and to be loved
CONFLICTED- That I can’t make everyone happy or control certain things
EMPOWERED- Creative people, art
SAD- Losing people
STRONG- Mistakes, suffering
Freeway or Scenic Route? Scenic route
Night out with friends or a quiet night in? Night out with friends
Adventure trip or relaxing vacation? Adventure trip
Great job with long hours or Okay job with lots of time off? Great job with long hours
The 1950s, 60s, 70s or 80s? Probably the 50s due to fashion creativity at that time
Are your real life (people you know) role models?
My friend Raluca for her ingenious mind and way of life, my mother for her pragmatism and strength, my brother for his fierce ambition
Are your famous/well-known role models?
Hypatia of Alexandria, Gandhi, Mother Theresa
Would you like to work with/for in the future?
Inspired you most as a child?
Valentino-in fashion, Dali-in art, my grandmother
Pushes you the hardest?
My family SUSU is all about Defining Your Normal. So, let’s find out more about what makes you You!
What is your definition of ‘normal’?
All things beautiful.
We are all about celebrating people’s awesomeness, so what makes you awesome?
My soul, my ability to envision, and my ability to see beyond the physical world.
What is a challenge that you face often in your life?
What is the best compliment that you have ever received?
That I shine.
What was the best criticism you ever received?
That I have talent, and that I don’t let it come out enough.
What makes your life easier?
Things that come in travel sizes.
What makes your life more difficult?
My own thoughts.
What is your definition of success?
When someone reaches respect from peers and demand from customers for his/her work.
We are all changing and evolving all the time. How are you in the process of changing?
I want to be able to let go of fear.
If you could interview anyone, whom would you choose?
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