Melissa Lara (b.1992) is an artist and florist based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is driven by spontaneity, creating expressive and vibrantly colored compositions. Drawing inspiration from people, nature, fashion, and travel, her practice serves as a form of meditation and documentation - immortalizing stories, feelings, and moments.
Some things may cause one to think, but often I just want to feel. Here layered one after the other is a collage of nostalgia, threads of memory, and pieces of expression. These are stories from the striking and memorable, to the subtle and subconscious. Here is somewhere I am submerged into, and here too I can grow wings.