The New Stunning Appeal of a Yucca Leaf

Showcasing the inner beauty of the leaf

written by: Kathy Ong | 14-10-2020

The New Stunning Appeal of a Yucca Leaf

Botanical Inspiration

Just having fun with flowers and foliage is my idea of an exciting, yet relaxing time. Being a minimalist drives me even further in creating refreshing design pieces by just using a simple, non-exotic, yet seemingly uninteresting leaf like that of the yucca plant! This is my idea of botanical inspiration.



A Humble Evergreen

Always having great respect for nature’s beauty, I leave no stones unturned as I deeply explore and incorporate interesting techniques, diving deeply into my latest passion, the yucca leaf – exhausting all qualities and features of this humble evergreen and tough, sword-shaped leaves.


The New Stunning Appeal of a Yucca Leaf


The New Stunning Appeal of a Yucca Leaf


A New Stunning Appeal

Starting with basic techniques, I creatively work the materials to the limit, making the most simple of techniques look immensely immaculate – as I showcase the detailing of the inner beauty of different parts of the leaf, to give it a life of its own, revealing a new stunning appeal.




The New Stunning Appeal of a Yucca Leaf

Kathy Ong

Kathy Ong AIFD, CFD is an internationally recognized floral designer accredited by the American Institute of Floral Design (AIFD) and is currently the Education Director of Lee Flower Design Academy, Malaysia.

She also holds the positions of President and Vice President, respectively, at the International Floral Design Education Association (IFD) of Malaysia and China's Sanya Floriculture Institute.

Kathy Ong is Malaysia's most recognized floral designer with a passion for flowers and the floristry industry. With great respect for the beauty of nature and the character of each flower, her minimalist style emphasizes that balance is the most important aspect in her designs, allowing even the smallest flowers to contribute to her design as a whole.

Floral art has always been a way of expressing herself across borders, where she is able to combine different elements and still achieve a refreshing and perfect harmony in her designs. She is passionate about extending the life of flowers and botanical materials to reveal their second life in an artistic form that can be appreciated by others. Her values ​​and beliefs are often a reflection of her interpretation and respect for the flowers.

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